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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: 2017-2018 Funding Cycle

Applications for the 2017-2018 Funding Cycle closed on Thursday, November 17, 2016.

Applications for projects to be delivered between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019 (the 2018-2019 Funding Cycle) will be accepted starting early October 2017 (date tbc). Application forms/process will be made available at that time.

If you would like to be notified by email when this new application period starts, please send us an email with your contact info to:

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.


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

As 2017 marks Canada’s 150 anniversary of Confederation, applications that help to promote the Canada 150 celebrations will be given priority in 2017.

Grants Awarded

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