City of Whitehorse
09/03/19 4:30 PM
Grants and in-kind assistance to Yukon nonprofit and community organizations to support events and celebrations in the City of Whitehorse. Funding is intended for initiatives that provide diverse and vibrant community experiences for visitors and residents alike.
To be eligible, the project must meet the definition of a festival or special event or signature event as set out in the policy:
“Festival or Special Event” means a Whitehorse event that presents a multifaceted program within a defined period of time (one day to one week in duration), using a budget that is separate from the regular operating budget of the hosting organization. Festivals must demonstrate broad community participation and an established audience, or a significant potential audience. Festival programs should offer participants a unique experience not duplicated by other on-going organizations and their declared activities.
“Signature Event” means, in addition to a festival or special event as defined in the policy, an event that can be held annually and demonstrably is able to generate substantial direct impacts on the Whitehorse economy; attract a large contingent (Typically a large contingent implies that the nature, expected attendee level, duration or location challenges the normal response capacity of local first responders requiring special planning by one or more agencies to mitigate potential impacts on public health and safety) of out-of-town visitors and locals to the event; and includes the opportunity to leverage from the advanced media elements that support the potential to grow the event and promote Whitehorse as a choice destination.
Only applications for festivals or special events that take place within the City of Whitehorse shall be considered; Applications must be for activities and projects that are within the City’s mandate.
GrantWatch ID#: 172783
Applications submitted by the deadline shall be for events scheduled between January and December 2020.
Applications may be eligible for annual or multi-year funding depending on availability of funding, and each application shall be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
If the project or program proposed in a recipient’s application is not commenced or not completed and municipal funds remain on hand, or the project or program is completed without requiring full use of municipal funds provided, or if Council directs that the funds be returned, such funds will be returned to the municipality within the year in which the grant was approved.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://www.whitehorse.ca/departments/parks-and-community-development/festival-and-special-event-grant/festival-and-special-event-grant-online-application
Deliver or mail the application to:
4061 – 4th Avenue (Sport Yukon Building)
Parks and Community Development
2121 Second Avenue
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1C2
The City of Whitehorse