Tourism Hamilton Sport Grant
The purpose of this grant is to provide assistance in the provision of hospitality for visiting sports teams, officials and spectators attending a major sporting event being held in the City of Hamilton, and where at least the majority of the participants are from outside the City of Hamilton.
- Download the Sport Tourism Grant Guidelines (PDF)
- Download the Sport Tourism Grant Application (PDF)
Provincial and National Funding Resources
Celebrate Ontario www.mtc.gov.on.ca/en/awards_funding/celebrate_ontario.shtml
Tier 1 – Festivals or events with operating budgets less than $250,000 will be eligible for up to $40,000.
Tier 2 – Festivals or events with operating budgets between $250,000 and $1 million will be eligible for up to $75,000.
Tier 3 – Festivals or events with operating budgets in excess of $1 million will be eligible for up to $400,000.
Celebrate Ontario Signature supports Tier 3 major recurring festivals and events attracting out-of-province visitors with funding up to $400,000.
Celebrate Ontario Blockbuster supports bidding and hosting of Tier 3 major one-time festivals and events attracting out-of-province visitors.
For the Event Bid stream, funding will be determined on a case-by-case basis during the evaluation of applications. Requests will require a solid rationale for bid requirements to support the requested amount. For the Event Hosting stream, funding is available up to a maximum of 20% of eligible costs as outlined in the Blockbuster event operating budget.
Tourism Event Marketing Partnership Program (TEMPP)
Funding up to $200,000
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Funding up to $75,000 per year, for up to 5 years – operating and project funding available
Ontario Arts Council
Project and Operating Grants Available
Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund
A range of up to $10/person. Minimum attendance 7,500 in urban centres and 750 in rural areas.
Department of Canadian Heritage
Local Festivals and Community Anniversaries – funding up to $200,000
1812 Commemoration Fund (special funding available)
Private Sector Funding Opportunities
Tourism Hamilton has compiled a list of organizations who help fund sporting events in the City of Hamilton. Click here to have a look at which private sector organizations can help you.