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The options listed are not comprehensive, please reach out to our office for further information and to explore other options that may suit your needs.
The Community, Youth & Cultural Funding program provides support to non-profit Community, Youth & Cultural organizations and individual artists in Thunder Bay.
The Event Development Grant supports not-for-profit groups with start-up and/or bidding costs associated with hosting inaugural or one-time events that are regional, provincial, national or international in scope.
The City’s Street Event Grant assists not-for-profit organizations with paid duty policing costs to host sport tourism events and annual parades on City streets.
Land-Related Financial Assistance Policy:
- The Land-Related Financial Assistance Policy provides a 25% discount to a maximum of $25,000 to all qualified organizations. Contact Realty Services to learn more at 625-3199.
Community Partnership Policy:
- The Community Partnership Policy provides direction in the development of community partnerships for major capital projects between community groups and the City of Thunder Bay. Groups may fill out an application to the Fund for assistance in the form of cash or land contributions to assist with major capital projects with a toal cost exceeding $100,000. The maximum grant is 25% of the eligible capital cost of the project. Learn more about Community Partnership Grants.
Visit the Grants Ontario Portal for more funding opportunities at www.grants.gov.on.ca.
The Downtown Financial Assistance Programs are available for eligible construction projects in the North Core, South Core, and Westfort Business Area.
The Airport Development Incentive Program offers refunds for Aerospace construction activity. This is to help with development on Thunder Bay International Airport lands.