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City of Mississauga seeking Applications for Cultural Festivals and Celebrations Grant Program 2021 – Canada

City of Mississauga seeking Applications for Cultural Festivals and Celebrations Grant Program 2021 – Canada


Deadline: 16-Oct-20

The City of Mississauga is seeking applications for Cultural Festivals and Celebrations Grant Program.

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The Cultural Festivals and Celebrations (CFC) Grant program provides funding to offset the eligible expenses associated with providing a clean and safe venue for the presentation of arts, heritage and cultural festivals/celebrations to Mississauga residents and visitors.

The CFC program is designed to align with the vision of Mississauga’s Culture Master Plan by supporting a range of activities reflecting the City’s many cultural traditions and practices. The City is committed to the long-term growth and sustainability of culture and the quality of life of its resident.

Funding Information

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New and Emerging: May apply for up to 30% of the festivals total operating budget or $15,000, whichever is less.
Established: May apply for up to 30% of the festivals total operating budget or $120,000, whichever is less.
One-Time Major Events: May apply for up to 30% of the festivals total operating budget or $50,000, whichever is less.
Multi-Year: May apply for up to 30% of the festivals total operating budget or $120,000, whichever is less.
Eligibility Criteria

CFC grants provide assistance in four categories; new and emerging, established, major onetime festivals/events and multi-year funded festivals. Funding is available in these categories for festivals which met the following eligibility criteria:
New & Emerging Festivals and Celebrations

Operating on a not-for-profit basis and governed by volunteers;
Runs for one full day or a number of consecutive days;
Must take place in Mississauga; and
Provides programming or services that are open to the public and publicized city-wide.
Established Festivals and Celebrations

Deadline Free Grants
Operating for four years or more
Received funding through the CFC grant program in the past four years;
Operating on a not-for-profit basis and governed by volunteers;
Runs for one full day or a number of consecutive days;
Must take place in Mississauga;
Provides programming or services that are open to the public and publicized city-wide; and
In good standing with the City of Mississauga.
Major One-time Events

Must meet with Culture Division staff prior to applying;
Operating on a not-for-profit basis and governed by volunteers;
Runs for one full day or a number of consecutive days;
Must take place in Mississauga;
Provides programming or services that are open to the public and publicized city-wide; and
In good standing with the City of Mississauga.
Multi-Year Funded Festivals (Three Year Funding)

Legally incorporated as a not-for-profit organization;
Runs for one full day or a number of consecutive days;
Must take place in Mississauga;
Provides programming or services that are open to the public and publicized city-wide;
Received funding through the CFC grant program for more than five years;
Total revenue of $200,000 or more a year;
Attendance of 50,000 or more a year;
In good standing with the City of Mississauga;
Must have paid event staff; and
Receive a score on their application of at least 4 out of 5 from the Peer Assessment Committee.
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