Affiliation Program

Affiliation status is available to not-for-profit, volunteer-based organizations and service clubs that provide and support leisure activities for Milton residents. The Affiliation Program levels of support vary depending on the needs of the organization and the resources available at the time of application. Leisure activities are defined as recreational, artistic, cultural, heritage, civic or community-minded pursuits taken up by Milton residents in their spare time.

Applying for Affiliated Status

Your organization is welcome to contact the Community Services Department, as indicated on the left of this page, to verify eligibility before making an application. This document is available in an accessible format upon request:

Benefits of Affiliation

The following services may be available to affiliated organizations:

  • Council-approved affiliated (reduced) rates for:

    • Use of Town-owned and Town-administered facilities
    • Advertising space in the Town of Milton Community Services Guide and for outdoor municipal signs
  • Advanced seasonal bookings or event bookings in Town facilities
  • Priority access to school board facilities through the Town's reciprocal agreement with the Halton District School Board and the Halton Catholic District School Board
  • Access to Town of Milton facility space (where available) at reduced rates for program registration
  • Access to Town of Milton meeting rooms (when available for public use) for meetings and/or activities (up to a maximum of 16 hours per year at no charge or as negotiated at the time of application)
  • Assistance of a Town of Milton staff liaison, acting in an advisory capacity
  • Provision of up-to-date information on grants and funding opportunities
  • Access to the Milton Community Fund for financial assistance (Affiliated groups as well as other organizations are eligible to apply for funding from this program.)
  • Assistance in connecting with other community organizations and government programs

Approval for affiliated status does not guarantee access to space or funding. The level of support received as an affiliated organization may vary annually.

Eligibility for Affiliation

Who is eligible for affiliation?

  • Not-for-profit, volunteer-based organizations and service clubs that provide and support leisure activities for Milton residents

Who is not eligible for affiliation?

  • Organizations whose primary interest is in promoting professional associations or business opportunities (Please contact the Town's Economic Development Office for information on alternate business support opportunities in Milton, as shown on the left side of this page.)
  • Organizations whose main purpose is to further the aims of a religious organization or to promote religious doctrine
  • National or provincial organizations
  • Social service organizations