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 2017 over $41,000 to 27 local groups, providing much needed funding to programs that benefit Muskoka Lakes Township and its residents. This money is from admission sales & Saturday  Night Concert Ticket profits.  It is estimated that through initiatives including paid parking lots and local rental fees another $6,000 was generated for local community groups.

Applications for the 2018 Cranberry Festival season are accepted from October 1st - November 15th 2018

  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 & Area Figure Skating Club
Bala Meals on Wheels
Bala Public Library

Bala Santa Clause Parade
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Muskoka
Camp Oochigeas

Dollar for Dinners (West Muskoka Food Bank)
Glen Orchard Public School - Social Clubs
Glen Orchard Public School - Grade 7 & 8 Canada Exchange Program
Gravenhurst Curling Club
Gravenhurst Supper Club
Muskoka Chautauqua
Muskoka Lakes Chamber
Muskoka Lakes Preschool
Muskoka Lakes Soccer Club
Muskoka Pride
One Kids Place
Opening Doors Muskoka
PFLAG Canada -  Muskoka Chapter
Port Carling Youth Synchro Figure Skating Teams
Simcoe Muskoka Good Deeds

Walker's Point Archival & Heritage Group
West Muskoka Ringette
YWCA Muskoka Boys Quest Program