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Local Festivals Grant – Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage
The Government of Canada is providing funding to local groups through the Local Festivals Grant for recurring festivals that present the work of local artists, artisans or heritage performers. This includes the celebration of LGBTQ2+ communities and Indigenous cultural celebrations.
Application Deadlines (must be submitted by 5:00 PM Eastern Time):
January 31 – for festivals starting between September 1 and December 31
April 30 – for festivals starting between January 1 and June 30
1) Eligible applicants must be either a local non-profit organization or group, a local band council, a local tribal council, or another local Aboriginal government or organization (First Nations, Inuit or Métis).
2) Applicants must encourage local community engagement through activities that promote, celebrate and preserve local performing and visual arts or local heritage
3) Applicants must have successfully organized a prior edition of the festival, within the last two years, that met all eligibility requirements of this component.
Eligible Projects & Events:
Successful applicants may receive up to 100 per cent of eligible expenses up to a maximum of $200,000 for festivals that:
> Present the work of local artists, artisans, or heritage performers;
> Actively involve members of the local community; and
> Are intended for and accessible to the general public.
Click HERE to review the application guidelines
Click HERE to learn more about this funding program and apply
SME Relaunch Grant
The Government of Alberta is providing funding for small and medium sized businesses, co-ops, and non-profits impacted by COVID-19 to offset a portion of their relaunch costs.
Grant funding amounts are calculated based on 15% of the eligible organization’s pre-COVID-19 monthly revenue up to a maximum of $5,000 per business, cooperative or non-profit organization.
Application intake IS NOW OPEN and will remain so until for 4 weeks following the start of Stage 3 of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy (official closure date TBA).
Click HERE to see if you are eligible to receive this grant.
Click HERE to review the granting program guidelines.
CIP Project-Based Grant
The Government of Alberta has re-opened the Community Initiatives Program Project-Based Grant. This stream provides funding for non-profit organizations focusing on events, festivals, programs, and projects delivered in innovative and creative ways.
Intake 3 Deadline = May 15th, 2020
1) Registered non-profit organizations under one of these acts are eligible
The maximum funding amount available is $75,000
> Funding is approved on a matching basis. The applicant must contribute towards the expenses of the project an equal or greater amount than the grant request.
> Higher priority will be given to projects that consider public health measures, events & festivals that support economic recovery, programs & projects that support social connectivity
Click HERE to review the CIP Project-Based Program Guidelines
Click HERE to learn how to apply + access the application documents
*We strongly encourage you to put together an application for the upcoming intake period if your non-profit organization is eligible. Additionally, Discover Leduc Region and/or the Leduc & Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce would be happy list ourselves as strategic partners + provide you with a letter of support to strengthen your application.
Federal and Provincial Programs
Click HERE to learn about other federal business grants and financing options
Click HERE to learn about other provincial business grants and financing options
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