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Provincial Opportunities

The Ontario government offers funding opportunities that your organization may be eligible for throughout the year. Funding is available through the Transfer Payment Ontario system.

You can use Transfer Payment Ontario to:

  • register and apply for funding
  • get information about available funding opportunities
  • check the status of your active submissions for funding

Available funding opportunities from the Ontario Government

*Click on the weblinks to access more information on each program* 

2021 Reconnect Festival and Event Program

Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries

Deadline: Applications must be submitted by April 20, 2021 by 5 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).

Description: The 2021 Reconnect Festival and Event Program supports innovative programming and marketing for festivals and events. It helps to improve experiences for visitors and stimulate local community economic development and recovery.

The program supports innovative events in Ontario that will:

  • provide safe experiences that encourage people to rediscover the beauty and diversity of Ontario's communities
  • draw attendees, whether in-person or virtually
  • provide a positive economic impact
  • provide job opportunities for Ontarians in the tourism, culture and entertainment sectors
  • increase Ontario's profile through media and/or broadcast exposure to instill interest in future travel to the province once it is safe to do so

Tourism Economic Development and Recovery Fund

Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries

Deadline: Applications are accepted on an-ongoing basis.

Description: The Tourism Economic Development and Recovery Fund (TEDRF) is an application-based, cost-sharing program designed to provide non-capital funding to projects that either:

  • encourage the development of innovative new tourism products
  • support tourism investment
  • build the capacity of Ontario's tourism industry

The program also supports innovative tourism recovery projects aimed at increasing tourism within Ontario to address the reduction in global travel as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19).


Celebrate Ontario Blockbuster

Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries

Deadline: Applications are accepted on an on-going basis, but must be submitted at least four months before the event start date.

Description: The Celebrate Ontario Blockbuster program supports costs related to hosting:

  • major one-time events in Ontario
  • events that do not recur annually or biennially in Ontario
  • national or international events in Ontario

Ontario Small Business Support Grant

  • Starting at $10,000 for all eligible businesses, the grant provides businesses with funding to a maximum of $20,000 to help cover decreased revenue expected as a result of the Provincewide Shutdown.

Ontario's Main Street Relief Grant: PPE Support

  • Eligible small businesses will get one-time grants of up to $1,000.

Property tax and energy cost rebates

  • Eligible businesses could get rebates for:
    • municipal and education property taxes
    • energy costs, including electricity and natural gas (or where natural gas is not available, propane and heating oil)

Coming Soon: Ontario Trillium and Hospitality Small Business Support Grant 

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