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Community Event Support Grant accepting applications

​The City of Lethbridge recognizes the value of special events and the contribution they make to the vitality of our community. Our Community Event Support Grant (CSEG) provides funding support for not-for-profit organizations to initiate and develop new events or help with the maintenance of existing events.

Eligible organizations can use grant funds for the operation of their event or for services and facility rentals provided by the City, including:

  • Special Events staff labour costs for setup and take down
  • Logistical services such as traffic signs and barricades
  • Transportation by City transit
  • City facility rental
  • Police and/or Fire services

Events that are eligible for the Community Event Support Grant include:

  • Sport competitions – a single event or tournament competition comprised of a combination of local and external competitors, coordinated by a local organizing community and volunteer base;
  • Community Festivals – annual events actively programmed around a theme, with a focus on community organization and participation, requiring a significant commitment of facilities or impact on the community. This includes entertainment-based events where the festival celebration is the primary goal;
  • Conferences – events providing an educational or networking opportunity that benefit citizens of Lethbridge while attracting delegates or participants from outside the community. Events cannot be exclusive in manner and should include at least a minimal opportunity for the general public or special interest groups;
  • Advocacy - an apolitical or non-religious based gathering that benefits the community at large. It cannot be controversial or divisive in nature

The maximum funding amount organizations can receive through the CESG is a matching financial contribution up to $7,500 which does not exceed 50 per cent of the event budget. A few examples of events this grant funding has supported include:

  • International Peace PowWow
  • YWCA - Queen Elizabeth ll’s Platinum Jubilee Award Ceremony
  • Gujarati Society of Lethbridge & Area - Festival of Lights
  • YMCA - Ready Set Go
  • Family Centre - National Child Day

The application deadline for the CESG is 4:30 p.m. May 1, 2023. For more information and application forms, please click here and for additional questions, organizations can email

For Public Inquiries:

Call 311 |  Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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