2021 event funding applications open

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The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is now accepting applications from local groups seeking funding for community events to be held in 2021.

Applications can be submitted for the Together CK: Events Grant Program, which in past years was called the Community Partnership Fund: Festival & Events.

In keeping with its commitment to encourage community development through partnerships with local groups, council allocates funds each year through a competitive process, municipal officials said.

Groups are invited to apply for funding of up to 50 per cent of an event’s cost, to a maximum of $5,000. 

Significant events (those with attendance in excess of 25,000) can qualify for up to 50 per cent of expenses for the first $10,000 of the budget and 25 per cent of the balance of the budget, to a maximum of $25,000. 

The deadline for applications for this round of funding is Nov. 5 at 4:30 p.m. 

Grant guidelines are available online at www.chatham-kent.ca under the Residents heading. (Choose the “Community Funding” link, then click on “Together CK: Events”.)

A link to the application can be found at www.letstalkchatham-kent.ca.

All applications will be reviewed by a committee composed of citizens and representatives from various municipal departments. 

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