Event Funding Support

The MRDT will be used to support community groups hosting events by providing:
1. Marketing support (for further information direct questions to contact person listed below)
2. Event planning support (for further information direct questions to contact person listed below)
3. Event Funding Support (for further information see below)

In alignment with the MRDT program goals, a small grant fund has been established to assist community organizations hosting events in Salmon Arm. The MRDT Committee will consider all applications received at the first meeting following the 3 in-take deadlines identified below. A primary decision making factor for funding allocation is the attraction of out of town visitors who are likely to require overnight stays.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applications for funding must be submitted via the on-line MRDT Grant Application Form.
  • There are 3 application in-take deadlines annually: July 15th, October 15th and January 15th.
  • Applications will be accepted from registered non-profit societies, registered charities, or otherwise structured community organizations.
  • Event date must fall within the program goals of “shoulder” or “off-season” (September to June).*
  • Funding must specifically support an incremental or new activity directly resulting in an increased number of out of town visitors and increased accommodation occupancy rates.
  • The event must take place within the City of Salmon Arm or prove beneficial to the Shuswap Region.
  • Organizations must provide a brief outcomes report and accounting of the use of the grant monies within 30 days following the event.
  • Funding not utilized within 1 year of the disbursal shall be forfeited and the funds shall be returned.

* It is recognized that impromptu events may arise during the course of a year and after the official deadline. Under special circumstances, applications outside of the identified dates above may be considered at the MRDT Committee’s discretion.

Contact Person
Lana Fitt
SAEDS Economic Development Officer
edo@saeds.ca

 
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