Grants Ontario provides you with one-window access to information about grants that are available to you, how to apply for grants and how to check the status of your application. There are a number of grants available to the festival and event sector such as Celebrate Ontario Program, Culture Development Fund, Enabling Change Program, Tourism Industry Partners Program and many more. To learn about the funding options available within the Government of Ontario Grant Portal.
Reconnect (Formerly Celebrate Ontario)
Celebrate Ontario grants help create jobs and grow local economies across the province, supporting new and improved experiences that attract tourists and boost visitor spending. Click the link to find out more about the Celebrate Ontario program.
Culture Development Fund
The Culture Development Fund seeks to strengthen cultural organizations and their leadership, helping them to increase their knowledge and skills. This will help organizations become better at what they do and more successful in achieving their mandates. Increased performance through new and innovative projects will build the capacity of the sector, leading to a stronger and more stable culture sector. Click here to learn more
Enabling Change Program
The program provides financial support and expertise to incorporate non-profit organizations, such as industry umbrella organizations and professional associations that have a wide reach to help organizations comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
Multicultural Community Capacity Grant Program
This program provides funding to not-for-profit organizations that focus on newcomers and ethnocultural groups for projects that promote diversity and inclusion. This is to make it easier for newcomers and ethnocultural communities to fully participate in all facets of life in Ontario. Click here to learn more.
The Ontario Music Fund
The Ontario Music Fund (OMF), administered by the Ontario Music Office (OMO), is aimed at strengthening and stimulating growth in Ontario’s music companies and supporting this growing sector. The Fund is designed to drive activity and investment and to support Ontario’s music companies and organizations in expanding their economic and cultural footprints within Canada and around the world. Click here to learn more.
Ontario Arts Council
The Ontario Arts Council currently offers more than 65 grant programs to individual artists, collectives, ad hoc groups and organizations in twelve sectors. Click here to learn more.
Ontario Trillium Foundation
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and Canada’s largest granting foundation. Over $110 million is awarded annually to some 1,000 non profit and charitable organizations across the province. Their core business is making grants in community-based initiatives that help build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario. Apply to any one of the different granting programs to meet different needs. Learn more.