Applications now open for CK community event funding

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Groups in Chatham-Kent that are planning to hold events next year can now apply for some extra funding to make it happen.

The municipality is accepting applications from local groups seeking funding for community events to be held in 2022 through the Together CK: Events Grant Program.

The program was previously known as the Community Partnership Fund: Festival & Events.

Groups are invited to apply for funding of up to 50 per cent of an event’s cost to a maximum of $5,000. Significant events, with attendance levels in excess of 25,000 people, can qualify for up to 50 per cent of expenses for the first $10,000 of the budget and 25 per cent of the balance of the budget, to a maximum of $25,000.

According to a media release from the municipality, Chatham-Kent council allocates funds each year through a competitive process. All applications will be reviewed by a committee composed of citizens and representatives from various municipal departments.

Anyone looking to learn more about the Together CK: Events Grant Program is invited to attend one of two information sessions. The sessions are scheduled for September 22 at 11 a.m. and October 6 at 6 p.m. More information on how to sign up for a session can be received by emailing ckpartnership@chatham-kent.ca

The deadline for applications for funding is Thursday, October 21 at 4:30 p.m. Grant guidelines and the online application can be found by clicking here.