Cranberry Festival Community Funding is available to not-for-profit associations centered in, or benefiting those of, the Muskoka Lakes Township. Preference is given to those groups that have youth and /or community values at their core.  Groups must be non-religious and apolitical in nature.  Preference is given to those groups with proven participation or involvement in the Bala Cranberry Festival. 

Monies will be awarded based on need, community benefit and the effectiveness of those funds on the scale of the proposed project or plan.  All awards are given on an individual assessment and are at the sole unfettered discretion of the Cranberry Festival Board.

We were happy to disperse in December 2016 over $35,000 to 26 local groups, providing much needed funding to programs that benefit Muskoka Lakes Township and its residents. It is estimated that through initiatives including paid parking lots and local rental fees another $10,000 was generated for local community groups.

Applications for the 2017 Cranberry Festival season are open. Deadline - November 15th 2017

Recipients at the 2016 Community Funding Reception

Recipients at the 2016 Community Funding Reception


Andy's House
Bala Arena - Christmas & March Break Free Skates
Bala Cougars
Bala In Bloom
Bala Figure Skating
Bala Ladies Ice Hockey
Bala Meals on Wheels
Bala Public Library

Bala Santa Clause Parade
Big Brothers & Sisters of Muskoka
Camp Ooch
Glen Orchard Public School - Parents Council
Gravenhurst Supper Club
Gravenhurst Curling Club
Muskoka Chautauqua
Muskoka Lakes Chamber
Muskoka Lakes Preschool
Muskoka Lakes Soccer
Muskoka Pride
Muskoka Rock Hockey
West Muskoka Ringette
PFLAG Canada Muskoka Chapter
Port Carling Figure Skating
Tsi Tewaienthotha Wahta Reserve Community Gardens

Wahta Meals on Wheels