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To this end, Council allocates funds each year to assist these groups to complete projects or hold events intended to benefit the community. These funds are distributed through Together CK – a competitive, application-based funding program.

How much can I apply for?

Applicants can apply for 50% of a project's expenses up to a maximum of $10,000 for a community projects and $5,000 for an event.  Under no circumstances will a grant exceed 50% of the eligible costs of the project or event.

When do I submit an application for funding?

The application intake period for 2020 events is now open.  The application deadline is Friday, January 3rd, 2020 at 4:30 pm.

You can fill out the application by using this link:  https://portal.chatham-kent.ca/funding  

NOTE:  There is a system limitation on the amount of time to fill out the form, please gather your information prior to starting to complete the form. Application questions can be found in the grant guideline booklet.

For information please contact ckpartnership@chatham-kent.ca

Funding Types for Events

Groups may apply for funding for events under one of two streams.

  • Community Event
  • Significant Community Event

Community Event

Community Event are those events that will have less than 10,000 attendants. Fundraising events are not eligible for grants through this program.

Previous projects that have qualified for this grant inthe past include, but are not limited to: Two Creeks Summer Concert Series, Blenheim Auto Show, Celebrate Wallaceburg, CK Pride Family Festival, 12 Days of Positivity, and Dresden Sidestreets Community Dance.

Funding for an event: Applicants can request 50% of an event's expenses up to a maximum of $5,000.

Significant Community Event

Significant event are those that will have attendants in excess of 10,000. Fundraising events are not eligible for grants through this program.

Funding for a significant event : Applicants can request 50% of an event's expenses for the first $10,000 of the budget and 25% of expenses for the balance of the budget up to a maximum grant of $25,000. Municipal fees (i.e. park fees, public works, police, fire and EMS, etc.) will be the financial responsibility of the event organizers.

Previous projects that would qualify for this grant include, but are not limited to: Festival of Nations, Retrofest, and Canada Day in the Park.