Community Cultural Festivals and Celebrations (CCFC) Grant

Dear Community Cultural Festivals and Celebrations Organizers,

The process for grants to Community Cultural Festivals and Celebrations (CCFC) has changed for 2011. This includes changes to the application form and timelines, as well as some of the criteria and required information.   These changes are the result of extensive review conducted by the Festival Funding Review Committee of Council which included representatives from the community and five City Councillors.   Past recipients of CCFC grants were also consulted during the review.   For the approved definition of a festival see the link.

Groups meeting this basic definition are eligible to apply for support from the Culture Division, City of Mississauga.    Funding will be in the form of a funding envelope which will be used to offset costs associated with providing a clean and safe venue for the festival.  The maximum grant available to a festival for these costs is 20% of their total operating budget.   Please see the link for the eligible costs.   Funding is provided through payment of eligible invoices after the completion of the Festival.

Please note that as part of the 2011 application process, any established festival must provide a 2009 audited financial statement with their 2011 grant application form.  Failure to provide this will result in automatic disqualification. 

As a result of these changes, the new grant application form will not be posted on this website.   Applications will only be available by attending one of the mandatory workshops on Thursday, November 4th or Friday, November 5th, 2010.  Please ensure you have a representative available to attend the workshop.   Details of the workshop will follow shortly.  The application deadline will be Monday, December 6th, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.   Please note that applications received after this time or that are incomplete will be judge ineligible.

All eligible application will be reviewed by a peer assessment committee to determine funding eligibility.  Funding will be announced in early 2011.

For all of the Council approved funding recommendations please click on this link.

For further information please contact 905 615-3200 X 5476.

Susan Burt,
Director, Culture Division
City of Mississauga