Celebrate Markham

Celebrate Markham Grant Program

The City of Markham is happy to support community events and programs through our Celebrate Markham Grant Program.  

The Celebrate
Markham Grant Program gives funding to not-for-profit organizations in Markham.  Review the eligibility criteria below as each category has different requirements.

This grant:

  • Supports community events and program
  • Encourages community inclusivity
  • Enhances Markham’s reputation as a destination City for visitors and tourists 

You can apply for the following grants:

  • 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

Update: Status of 2022 Events

All events and activities taking place on City property, both indoor and outdoor, require the necessary permits and approvals. Due to continued uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, City permits and approvals are not guaranteed, and cancellations, postponements and altered/revised/virtual programming may be required.

Celebrate Markham applicants are encouraged to connect with their grant representative to determine the status of City facilities and permits prior to submitting their grant application.

Celebrate Markham applicants selected to receive City funding, must provide proof of all necessary permits, approvals, insurance and other details as required by the City, prior to funds being issued.

Please note that all city facilities have COVID vaccination and mask mandates. Ensure you understand these requirements as it may affect your event, activity or program. Read more about the City of Markham's COVID-19 requirements.

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