The Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical society is offering grants of up to $2,500 each to support genealogically related projects within the geographical area under the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, which includes the amalgamated City of Ottawa, the Russell part of the United Counties of Prescott & Russell, the County of Lanark and the County of Renfrew. The total grant money available for 2021 is $5,000.

Acceptable projects will contribute to the knowledge of genealogical techniques and to the knowledge of genealogy relating to names, places, dates and family histories. This can include creating publications, developing databases, digitization of archival material/collections, hosting training sessions and workshops, and the preservation of archival material/collections. This grant is not meant to fund employees, or other in-house labour wages, but can be used to contract services and goods.

Only non-commercial entities that are registered charities (as regulated by Canada Revenue Agency) may apply for this grant money including genealogy societies, museums, archives, libraries, schools, historical societies, and community groups. An eligible applicant may submit more than one project proposal in any given year, and may apply in any year the grants are offered regardless of previous proposals or grants issued.

Successful applicants will be required to prepare and deliver a presentation related to their funded project at either a Branch Meeting or Ottawa Branch Conference. The support and funding given by the Ottawa Branch must be acknowledged with the logo, web address, and name of the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society appearing on all promotional material and/or physical aspects related to all projects receiving funding. Successful applicants must agree in writing to these conditions.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2021

Each application must include the following:

  • Name of Organization and address
  • Contact name, title of contact person, phone number, and e-mail address
  • Description of the project including the nature, goals, and how the project meets the criteria of the grant.
  • Timeline for the project outlining major milestones.
  • Project budget.
  • How this grant money will help accomplish the project.
  • Other contributors and or partners (if any) to the project

You are invited to use the attached Grant Application Form or visit the Ottawa Branch website at

Submit Applications to:


Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society

PO Box 8346 Station T

Ottawa, ON  K1G 3H8

or by email to:  [email protected]