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The Celebrate Markham Grant Program

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Celebrating the Diversity and Culture of Our City

The Celebrate Markham Grant Program was recently redesigned to better support community events and programs; encourage community inclusivity; and enhance Markham’s reputation as a destination City for visitors and tourists. It is now an annual program with applications being accepted in September of each year.

Non-profit organizations will find all the information needed to apply for financial assistance for community projects held in Markham including:

  • Cultural Events and Programs - $5,000
  • Major Community Festivals - $10,000
  • Sports Events - $10,000
  • Seniors’ Clubs - $3,000

Project Application Timelines: 2018-2019 Funding Cycle

Applications for projects/events to be delivered between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019 (the 2018-2019 Funding Cycle) are now open and will close on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 4 PM.

The approval process from application deadline to the decision is between 3 to 5 months. If a grant is successful, an organization will be advised that a grant is offered. Payment of the grant is made after the grant conditions have been accepted/fulfilled.

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Frequently Asked Questions

View our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the Celebrate Markham Grant Program.

Program Guidelines

Before completing an application, please read the Celebrate Markham Grant Program Guidelines [PDF] carefully to determine your eligibility. New financial requirements as described in the guidelines now apply, depending upon the amount of the grant award.

Updates since the previous year:

  • New financial requirements as described in the guidelines now apply, depending upon the amount of the grant award.
  • Additional detail has been added to the description of an eligible “Sports Events” to provide more specific guidance as described in the guidelines.
  • As part of the Project Outcome/Financial Reporting requirements, a sample of photographs from the event/activity/project must be attached as part of the final report for internal review purposes only.

Reporting

Following completion of their project, all grant recipients must provide a Project Outcome Report, including financials, to be eligible for further grants. Project Outcome Report forms for each grant category are posted below:

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Cultural Events and Programs

Major Community Festivals

Sports Events

Seniors’ Clubs

Grants Awarded

For More Information

Contact us at celebratemarkham@markham.ca.

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