Monday, November 3, 2008

Ministry of Tourism Announces the Celebrate Ontario Event Support Program for 2009

Ontario’s festivals and events are a major economic driver for communities across the province.

Celebrate Ontario 2009 is a $9 million program to increase the economic potential of new and existing tourism festivals and events. The program is open to festivals and events taking place in Ontario between April 1, 2009 and March 31, 2010.

NEW!! This year, the program offers three levels of financial support:

Up to $50,000 for festivals and events with operating budgets of less than $250,000
Up to $100,000 for festivals or events with operating budgets between $250,000 and $1 million annually
Up to $400,000 for festivals or events with operating budgets in excess of $1 million annually.

To apply for funding, applicants are asked to fill out the Celebrate Ontario 2009 application form and review the application guide carefully before submitting.
The deadline for applications is January 16, 2009.
Please note:

Applications must be submitted in person or by mail/courier.
Applications submitted in person must be received by the Ministry of Tourism, 900 Bay Street, 9th Floor Hearst Block, Toronto by 5 p.m. on January 16, 2009.
Mailed or couriered applications must be postmarked no later than January 16, 2009 and sent to the address below.

Applications posted after the deadline unfortunately cannot be accepted.

Investment and Development OfficeOntario Ministry of Tourism900 Bay Street, 9th Floor
Hearst BlockToronto, ON M7A 2E1

For more information on this great program and to access the application guide and forms, visit:

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