City of Markham
01/18/18 4:00 PM
Grants to Markham, Ontario nonprofit organizations to support festivals, events, and other activities within the city. The purpose of this program is to encourage residents to take part in their community, connect with one another, and attract visitors. Four different grant categories are available, each with specific funding amounts and different funding/eligibility criteria. Each has its own application form available online. Funding categories include:
1. Cultural Events and Programs
2. Major Community Festivals
3. Sports Events
4. Seniors’ Clubs
Celebrate Markham is a transparent, inclusive and sustainable grant program that reflects Council’s vision for the City of Markham as a city that enhances art and culture, active living, community engagement and social cohesion through the support of events and programs that: 1) bring the community together or 2) attract visitors to the City as a vibrant destination.
The following are the key underlying Principles that will be considered by the Staff Review Committee when evaluating Applications:
-The event, festival, or activity provides cultural, recreational, community building and/or tourism benefits to the residents and businesses of the City of Markham;
-The event, festival, or activity promotes inclusivity, cross cultural collaboration, and aligns with the City of Markham’s “Everyone Welcome” Diversity Action Plan;
-The event, festival, or activity supports the goals/outcomes of the City of Markham’s Strategic Plan (“Building Markham’s Future Together”), Culture Plan, Integrated Leisure Master Plan and Public Realm Strategy;
-The event, festival, or activity increases participation of a diversity of groups and organizations in City of Markham events.
Up to 50% of the Cultural Events category allocation is available to new organizations that have not received funding from the Celebrate Markham Fund in the past three years and for events, activities and programs that promote the objectives of the City of Markham Culture Plan, as determined through the Application assessment process.
Eligible activities and expenses include project-specific costs for the planning, organization and implementation of events, activities and programs, as well as limited administration costs, as follows:
-General liability insurance;
-Performer or instructor fees;
-Delivery and materials costs;
-Interpretation and translation for events and communications;
-Up to 20% of the approved expenses in Administration Costs including: bookkeeping, office supplies and associated auditing costs.
GrantWatch ID#: 164692
Each funding category has a specific allocation and funding caps:
-Cultural Events and Programs - $5,000
-Major Community Festivals - $10,000
-Sports Events - $10,000
-Seniors’ Clubs - $3,000
Projects or events will be delivered between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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