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Sponsorship of School Projects and Initiatives 

The OTIP Sponsorship of School Projects and Initiatives program is an opportunity for the education community to receive financial contribution toward their school project or initiative.

This year there will be five (5) prizes of $5,000 available to be won, as well as five (5) honourable mentions of $1,000 each.

Who can apply
Any OTIP member of the education community in the Ontario Public, Catholic or French school system can apply for funding for their project or initiative. 

Projects or initiatives must be shown to positively impact students or educators. For example, projects that would qualify for funding may include (but are not limited to):

  • STEM supplies or programs

  • School wellness or nutrition programs

  • Environmental and agricultural programs or initiatives, like school gardens

  • Supplies or programs that support the arts, such as the purchase of musical instruments

  • New playground equipment

NOTE: Funding is not provided for capital projects or school operating/administrative costs, such as construction costs, staff salaries or utilities.

How to apply

Important things to remember when creating your video:

  • Videos must be between 30 seconds and two minutes long.
  • Sound quality is important. When recording your video, ensure that the audio is clear and that background noise is not interfering.
  • Videos must be free of copyrighted materials and not use brand names or logos without permission.
  • Copyrighted music cannot be used. Please choose music in the public domain or an original composition.
  • Videos should not contain profane language or violence.
  • Videos must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo and set to public to qualify.

The deadline to enter is April 30, 2023.

Please read the Sponsorship of School Projects and Initiatives rules and regulations. Failure to comply with criteria and rules could result in disqualification of your application.

Requests do not have to be linked to a registered charity.

We value all voices in our education community and encourage schools to submit projects that represent or support inclusivity, diversity, equity and accessibility.

View the winners of the 2021-2022 Sponsorship of School Projects and Initiatives.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This will be the last year that the OTIP Sponsorship of School Projects and Initiatives program is offered. We are exploring alternative program opportunities and look forward to sharing them when available.  

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