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City of Calgary: Festival and Events Microgrant Program

November 13, 2020 @ 12:00 am

Calgarians are looking for ways to safely participate in public events like they did before the COVID-19 pandemic. This Microgrant program is meant to support the additional costs for events to meet changing public health guidelines. Keeping arts, culture, sports and/or recreation events safe will improve the wellbeing of citizens and our communities.

There is $75,000 available to support arts, culture, sports and recreation events.

Applications will be accepted from July 20 to November 13, 2020. Apply early – the program closes November 13 or as soon as all funding is allocated.

Apply for Microgrant

  1. Complete the Festivals and Events Microgrant Application Form
  2. Email the completed application to eventservices@calgary.ca

Who can apply

The host organization must be a registered legal entity in good standing; as a not-for-profit, charitable organization or Calgary Business Improvement Area. Events can be in-person or virtual/online. Event date must be between July 20, 2020 through December 31, 2020 (this program cannot fund projects that are before July 20, 2020).

Other requirements include:

  • Event must be open to the public
  • All provincial and City guidelines and regulations must be followed
  • All required permissions and permits must be secured
  • A budget with estimated revenues and expenses must be provided
  • Microgrant must be spent according to approved eligible costs
  • All funds must be used in 2020
  • A Report Back form must be submitted within 60 days of the completion of your event

View more information on the grant’s website!


City of Calgary
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