September 21, 2021 10:46 A.M.
Chatham-Kent groups planning to host events next year can now apply for additional funding to make it happen.
The municipality is accepting applications from local groups seeking funding for community events to be held in 2022 as part of the Together CK: Events grant program.
The program was previously known as the Community Partnership Fund: Festival and Events.
Groups are encouraged to apply for funding of up to 50 percent of the cost of an event up to a maximum of $ 5,000. Significant events, with attendance levels greater than 25,000 people, can qualify for up to 50% of expenses for the first $ 10,000 of the budget and 25% of the budget balance, up to a maximum of $ 25,000.
Chatham-Kent council allocates funds each year through a competitive process, according to a city press release. All requests will be studied by a committee made up of citizens and representatives of various municipal services.
Anyone interested in learning more about the Together CK: Events grant program is invited to attend one of the two information sessions. Sessions are scheduled for September 22 at 11 a.m. and October 6 at 6 p.m.
The deadline for funding requests is Thursday, October 21 at 4:30 p.m. clicking here.