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Recovery Fund

Fairs, Festivals and Events Recovery Fund

The Province of British Columbia has launched a new Fairs, Festivals, and Events Recovery Fund, which provides one-time grants to event organizers to support the safe restart of events across B.C. Deadline for applying is October 1, 2021.

Eligible entities include: Not-for-profits, for-profits, Indigenous Nations, Municipalities, and other local government bodies and they may submit more than one application.

Eligible events must:

  • Offer programming to the public on a single day or happen on fewer than 21 days in a calendar year
  • Earn revenue from ticket sales, entry donations, vendor fees or other sources

Mandatory eligibility criteria – to be eligible events must:

  • Take place in BC between July 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022 – retroactive funding is available
  • Have a minimum operating budget of $10,000
  • Align with government priorities for tourism, sport or the arts
  • Show local and/or regional support
  • Be financially viable and secured – events in the bid phase are not eligible


For more information visit the Province’s Fairs, Festivals and Events Recover Fund webpage.