The Province of Ontario recently launched applications for Celebrate Ontario 2018. If you're planning on hosting a festival and event organizers, you're encouraged to apply for funding.

Celebrate Ontario is a grant program that helps tourism festival and event organizers enhance their programming, activities and services so that they can draw more tourists and create jobs in communities across the province. 

Last year, the program committed support to over 300 festivals and events, the largest number in the history of the program. For 2018, there is an improved the application form to make it easier and more convenient for festival and event organizers to apply to the program. Also, the Celebrate Ontario At a Glance is a new document that applicants can use as a training guide. 

Several online information sessions are being held later this month. Please register by September 20th to learn more about the program.

The deadline to apply for Celebrate Ontario 2018 is November 9, 2017 at 5 pm. Recipients will be announced in Spring 2018. Click here for more information.