In 2019, the Economic Development and Tourism Division supported 18 community events by providing $45,000 in grant funding.
The purpose of the Community Betterment Grant Program is to support festivals and events that serve to promote the Town to markets outside Georgina, generate economic opportunities for the local business community and provide for the betterment of the community. You could receive up to 50 per cent of your total eligible expenses, up to a maximum of
- Community Betterment Grant: This grant provides funding for efforts being taken to build a community or neighbourhood.
- Community Culture Grant: This grant provides funds towards the events/programs or public art installations intended to celebrate the culture of Georgina.
- Economic Development Grant: This grant provides assistance to organizations who are able to demonstrate that their program/event will have a direct economic impact on the surrounding business community.
Applications are reviewed by the Economic Development Committee four times annually and must be submitted 120 days prior to the event date.
The next review date is Feb. 3, 2020.