Stratford News Deadline approaching to apply for Community Grants in Stratford SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Monday, Oct. 7th, 2019 (Photo supplied by www.visitstratford.ca). The deadline is fast approaching to have your application in for a 2020 Community Grant. Applications for 2020 one-time grants from the City of Stratford are being accepted until November 30th. Decisions for individual grants are expected to be available near the end of February 2020. You can click here to learn more about applying for the grants.