Applications for Cultural Financial Assistance Grants now being accepted

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The City of Sault Ste. Marie provides financial support to assist individuals or not-for-profit cultural groups with operating expenses, special events or seed funding meeting specified criteria.

The City is now accepting applications, and completed forms must be received by the Community Services Division no later than Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. 

Cultural Financial Assistance Application

Requests for financial assistance are considered from not-for-profit organizations, societies or individuals located in, and serving residents of Sault Ste. Marie in the cultural field as defined in the policy document. Submission of an application does not guarantee approval. The program or service must serve clearly identified community needs not already adequately addressed by another organization, be it government or corporate.

Cultural financial assistance may be considered in the following categories:


Assistance with operating costs is given to not-for-profit organizations, societies or individuals which, in the judgment of City Council, make a unique contribution to the City's cultural life and can prove responsible management through detailed budgets, properly prepared financial statements and provide activity reports and other supporting data. The applicant must have either a Board of Directors which will assume full responsibility for the administration of the funds or an agent acceptable to City Council. There must be a rationale to support the proposal.

Special Events

The project must be seen as of cultural benefit to the people that the organization was created to serve and also to the public. The project should be of limited duration.


Seed or start-up assistance may be considered for applicants which require funds to start a worthwhile operation which is innovative and serves a special need not being served in some other way

For more information, please contact:

Virgina McLeod
Manager, Recreation and Culture
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