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Community Event Sponsorship Program

The Municipality of Clarington would like to assist individuals and organizations to provide opportunities for hosting special events. Such activities and events would serve to bring community members together, connect our neighbours and foster pride in Clarington.

The Community Event Sponsorship Program may provide funding for community special events to a maximum of $2,000 per successful application. (Limit of one (1) successful application per applicant per calendar year.)

Applicants are further encouraged to pursue other opportunities for financial support. Organizations that receive funding through the Municipality of Clarington's Community Grant Program are eligible.

Organizations must be and must remain in good financial standing with the Municipality of Clarington.  Please note, organizations with more than two years of their annual operating budget in reserve will be ineligible to apply. 

Eligibility Criteria

Funding is available for community organizations and groups located in or providing services within Clarington to support local events.

Eligible Applicants

  • Community Organization: Duly constituted group, club, association or society providing programs and services within Clarington; and
  • Group: Two (2) or more Clarington residents who share a common purpose in providing a community event with no personal or professional gain. 
    Note: Religious organizations will be eligible if their funding request is for a program or service that benefits the broader community and does not involve religious teachings and/or is not generating revenue for the organization.

Organizations that receive funding through the Municipality of Clarington's Community Grant Program are eligible; however, organizations that receive funding through the annual municipal budget process are not eligible.

The Community Event Sponsorship Program may provide funding to groups or community organizations to fund events / activities that:

Occur locally within the Municipality of Clarington or Region of Durham;

  • Are open to the public (i.e. event may be offered at no charge or may charge an admission fee, but cannot not be restricted to membership only); and
  • Are not the responsibility of another level of government.

Organizations and groups receiving a Community Event Sponsorship from the Municipality of Clarington shall acknowledge and demonstrate the support of the Municipality.

Demonstration of the financial contribution of the Municipality of Clarington through various means such as printed materials, social media and verbal recognition associated with these sponsored events will positively highlight the Municipality's commitment to supporting our volunteer community, engaging our citizens and connecting our residents.

Application Process
  1. Applications are available online, at the Municipal Administrative Centre, and most Community Services Department recreation facilities.
  2. All requests for funding must be accompanied by a fully completed "Community Event Sponsorship Application" and "Special Event Budget".
  3. Submit applications to the Community Services Department. Applications must be legible, completed in full, signed and include all required documentation.
  1. Successful applicants will be required to acknowledge the financial support of the Municipality of Clarington in advertising and promotion related to the event for which the Community Event Sponsorship was approved.

Applicants are encouraged to complete the Community Event Sponsorship Application online and submit directly to

Applications may also be submitted to:
Municipal Administrative Centre
ATTN: Community Services Department - Community Event Sponsorship Program
40 Temperance Street
Bowmanville, ON  L1C 3A6

 Deadline for Submission

Submission deadlines for 2020 events:

  • By 11:59 p.m. on October 1 for events occurring January 1 to June 30
  • By 11:59 p.m. on April 8 for events occurring July 1 to December 31
    Update: In order to facilitate social distancing, we encourage applicants to apply online. Paper copies of your applications will be accepted in the dropbox beside the north door at the Municipal Administrative Centre (MAC). The MAC remains closed to the public.

Applications will not be considered for events that have already occurred.



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