Civic Events Funding Program

The application process for the 2017 Civic Events Funding Program is now closed.

Thank you.

New This Year!

The event does not need to be held on a statutory holiday.
Your community event can now be celebrated anytime during 2017. 

Can’t Wait to Celebrate! 

Local not-for-profit organizations such as community groups and recreation associations are invited to apply for funding to provide one to two-day community events with free admission that foster civic pride and develop community cohesion. These events are held in a specific geographic district in Ottawa, and encompass a broad range of activities and family entertainment.

New In 2017

The City of Ottawa and the Ottawa 2017 Bureau are collaborating on the Civic Events Funding Program.  As in previous years, the $50,000 from the Civic Events Funding Program will continue to fund community focused events. The additional investment of $150,000 will specifically focus on community events that celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.  

Application Package

Information Package [ PDF - 512 KB ]

Civic Events Funding Program Deadline

Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 4 pm

For more information, contact or 613-580-2424 extension 14133.