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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 (Note: for International/World level sports events: up to $20,000)
  • Seniors’ Clubs - $3,000

Project Application Timelines: 2019-2020 Funding Cycle

Applications for projects/events to be delivered between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020 (the 2019-2020 Funding Cycle) are open as of Monday October 1, 2018 and will close on Thursday November 22, 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.

    Frequently Asked Questions

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

    To help give further guidance and information, we have scheduled in-person information/Q&A sessions, which you may be interested in attending.  During these sessions we will walk applicants through the application forms and highlight key considerations.  There will be open discussion time for Q&A.

    Celebrate Markham Grant program information sessions are scheduled for:

    If you are interested in attending, please pre-register by clicking on the date/time above and completing the registration.

    Program Guidelines and Application Forms

    Before completing an application, please read the Celebrate Markham Grant Program Guidelines [PDF] carefully to determine your eligibility.

    Application forms by category:

    If you are having problems viewing these files, this page might help.

    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:

    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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