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Grant funding available to boost downtown

By April 8, 2022April 11th, 2022No Comments
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Lloydminster businesses and non-profit organizations can now apply for up to $1,500 in grant funding to host events in downtown Lloydminster.

Administered by the City of Lloydminster’s Economic Development department and under recommendations by the Downtown Area Redevelopment Committee, funding is available for two intakes: June to October and November through May 2023. 

The deadline to apply is April 22, and Sept. 12, respectively.

For licensed businesses or non-profit organizations to be considered, the following criteria must be met:

– No cost or low cost for individuals to attend

– Accessible to the public and free of discrimination

– Coincide with national or provincial holidays or be seen as a community celebration.

– May support culture, arts or sports.

– Events that are intended to be multi-year and self-sustaining after three years.

– Secular and non-political in nature

– Event is experiential (sales will not be considered unless the proposal includes five or more licensed businesses or vendors)

Businesses not located in downtown Lloydminster are eligible for funding; however, the business must partner with a downtown business or other non-profit organization. All events are to be held in the downtown core.

Eligible costs include but are not limited to honorariums, supplies, food and marketing and advertising costs. 

For more information and to apply, visit Lloydminster.ca.