Festival and Special Event Grant

The application deadline was August 31 at 4:30 p.m.

The City of Whitehorse is committed to the development and support of special community events and festival celebrations that provide vibrant and diverse community experiences for residents and visitors.

Grants and in-kind support are available to Whitehorse non-profit registered societies in good standing and community organizations with a not-for-profit mandate hosting an event taking place within the City of Whitehorse.

August 31 is the annual deadline date for the Festivals and Special Event Grant intake for all events scheduled from January to December of the following year. If August 31 falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the next business day is the deadline date.

Festival and Special Event Grant Policy

Festival and Special Event Grant Final Report (online)

Resolution to Accept Responsibility (PDF) – please fill out and include with your application

You must fill out this form in one single session, please allow yourself enough time to do so.

Background – The City of Whitehorse has established a Festival and Special Event Policy which offers grants and in-kind support to community groups and organizations for festivals and special community events.

Purpose – The City of Whitehorse is committed to the development and support of special community events and festival celebrations that provide vibrant and diverse community experiences for residents and visitors.

Eligibility – Whitehorse non-profit registered societies in good standing and community organizations with a not-for-profit mandate hosting an event taking place within the City of Whitehorse.

Not Eligible:

  • Capital costs or staff wages
  • Fees for City facilities or City parks
  • Retroactive funding of events that have already taken place
  • Conferences and/or meetings
  • Events that are billed as fundraising events where fundraising is the intent (events offering the opportunity to purchase food, t-shirts or souvenirs are not considered fundraising events)
  • Festivals or events that seek to attract only a special interest audience
  • Festivals or events that are organized or promoted as a for-profit commercial venture
  • Festivals or events that are organized by an individual or private enterprise

Intake Deadline

The annual deadline for Festival and Special Event Grant applications for ALL events scheduled between January to December for the following year is prior to 4:30 p.m. on August 31. Late applications will not be accepted, no exceptions.

Have any questions?

If you have questions, please call 867-668-8325 or email [email protected]. Our office hours are 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Submit your form

A Final Report and Financial Statement must be submitted within 90 days of the conclusion of the event.  Failure to file this information may result in rejection of future applications.