The City of Prince George in partnership with Tourism Prince George has developed the Celebrate Prince George Community Grant to financially support and assist in the growth and development of new and existing events to create summer and winter celebrations.
Hosting the 2015 Canada Winter Games in February and the summer Centennial Celebrations in July 2015 was an exhilarating experience for our city. Community stakeholders really took advantage of the benefits of having their events happen in a collaborative timeframe with other events and it created a city brimming with excitement.
To continue the enthusiasm, the Celebrate Prince George Community Grant was developed to foster the collaboration of a series of celebrations that fall within July and February to create a festive atmosphere of seasonal entertainment and activities for residents and to increase visitation.
The objective of the Celebrate Prince George Community Grant is to provide financial support to existing or new event planners/organizers that can demonstrate funding assistance will enhance their current event or development of a new event that focuses on attracting visitors.
The overall objective of the program is to:
- Maximize public events in civic spaces
- Showcase public facilities
- Increase community pride by supporting local events and organizations providing entertainment and activities for locals and visitors
- Create a regional tourism draw with the long term potential of creating known and marketable events for the north.
Please see the Application Guidelines document for complete program details including program objectives, application deadlines, criteria, assessment, selection process, funding, and eligible and ineligible costs.
Online applications must be submitted no later than May 15, 2017 for February 2018 events and October 15, 2017 for July 2018. The Celebrate Prince George Community Grant will consider all applications with a minimum request of $5,000.00. A minimum of 50% of requested funding must be used for marketing and needs to be clearly identified in the application, budget and, if successful, demonstrated in the evaluation. Applications are strongly encouraged to secure other cash or in-kind sources of funding. The funding provided is to support or develop events that contribute to a series of celebrations and is not to be looked at as sole funding and therefore is evaluated on the contribution to the overall celebration period. The Celebrate Prince George Adjudication Group reserves the right to determine the amount of funding for each application. Approved applications may not get the full amount requested. In determining funding amounts, the Adjudication Group will take into consideration the impact on the overall goals and objectives as outlined in the Guidelines
Prior to completing your grant application, please ensure your project supports the grant criteria and eligibility requirements provided. The City of Prince George will consider alignment with criteria, degree of innovation, collaboration with partner organizations, and potential to positively impact large numbers of Prince George citizens and visitors when evaluating grant applications.
Need help or ideas to complete your application? Check out
Northern Development Initiative Trust's grant webinar on their grant writing webpage.
- Applications for February 2018 Grants must be in no later than May 15, 2017
- Applications for July 2018 Grants must be in no later than October 15, 2017
Funding decisions are based on available funds, quality of applications and adherence to the outlined criteria. Late applications will not be considered.
Celebrate Prince George Community Grant Documents