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The Festival and Events (F&E) Program provides financial support for festivals and events that generate significant positive economic impact and contribute to the cultural diversity and vitality of St. Catharines. The F&E program aims to generate economic benefits through the attraction of significant resident and non-resident audiences. Applications with strong marketing and business plans that help to maximize visitation and positive economic impacts to the City will be prioritized.


Available Funds for 2015

Funds available for the 2015 program will be determined by City Council through the City's budget approval process. Confirmation of funding will be provided by March 31, 2015.


The 2015 deadline for applications has now passed.


Festivals and events held between March 1, 2015 and Feb. 29, 2016 are eligible to apply. In order to apply your organization must:

    • Be a federally or provincially incorporated not-for-profit organization that has been in existence for a minimum of two years, or; a non-incorporated organization that confirms it operates on a not for profit basis.
    • Manage a festival or event is that is based in St. Catharines.
    • Be in sound financial standing - events with a deficit of 20% or more from previous years are not eligible to apply.
    • Have a diversified revenue base.

For a complete list of eligibility requirements, evaluation criteria and definitions please refer to the Program Guidelines.

Guidelines & Applications

Festivals & Events Program Guidelines


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