Skip to content

Cultural Festivals and Celebrations Grant

Apply for funding to support arts, heritage, and cultural festivals or celebrations in Mississauga.

Who can apply

You can apply for this grant if your festival:

  • Operates on a not-for-profit basis and is governed by volunteers
  • Runs for one full day or a number of consecutive days
  • Takes place in Mississauga
  • Provides programming or services that are open to the public and publicized city-wide

Additional eligibility criteria is required for each funding stream. Review the Program Guidelines (PDF) for more information.

How to apply

The 2021 Cultural Festivals and Celebrations Grant Program is now open for applications and closes at 4:30pm (EST) on October 16, 2020. View the guidelines linked above or follow the below link to apply.

Apply now

Program webinars

Please note the webinar is mandatory for applicants or their representatives who have not been a previous recipient of funding from the City of Mississauga’s Cultural Festival & Celebrations Grant Program within the past two years.

We encourage all applicants to attend one of the webinars listed below. To register, please send an email to with the date and time you wish to attend. You will receive a confirmation email with how to access the Webinar.

Webinar dates and times

  • Thursday, August 27, 2020
    9:00 to 11:00 am
  • Thursday, September 3, 2020
    6:00 – 8:00 pm

Contact us

If you have questions or need more information about the City’s grant programs, please email or call 905-615-3200 ext. 5476.