Acadian and Francophone Cultural Tourism Product Services Fund

Your non-profit organization may be eligible for financial assistance to develop or promote a unique and innovative cultural tourism product that will attract Francophone visitors to PEI (e.g. service, festival or cultural experience). 

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for 2020- 2021 program will be available April 01, 2020

Are we eligible for the Acadian and Francophone Cultural Tourism Product Services Fund?

To be eligible for financial assistance your organization must have:

  • a non-profit registration number;
  • a recognized executive committee; and
  • liability insurance coverage (as outlined in the agreement).

What type of project or activity will this fund support?

This fund will support up to 60 per cent of a project or activity that:

  • has a strong Francophone component;
  • will draw out-of-province visitors and encourage them to stay longer; and
  • can be completed between April 1st  and March 31st of the year funding is received.

Financial assistance is offered in two components:

Component 1- Advertising: assistance towards the cost of developing promotional material or activities, e.g. posters, brochures, rack cards, ads, web pages, themed tours, half-day, full-day or multi-day itineraries, etc.

Component 2- Product development: assistance to offer (plan, organize and promote) a festival and cultural tourism product/experience.

Your application may be a combination of both components.

When will funds be dispersed?

  • Once your project is approved, all required supporting documents are submitted and the funding agreement is signed, 80 per cent of funds will be issued.
  • The final 20 per cent will be released upon receipt of final invoice and the approval of the final reporting documents, due before March 31st.

When reporting documents are required?

Please submit the following reporting documents before March 15th  

  • written evaluation of your project;
  • statement of revenue and expenditures (accompanied by receipts, if requested); and
  • samples of marketing materials, i.e. press releases, copy of posters, flyers, etc.

Please note: Organizations or committees approved for funding must use the Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture logo on all promotional materials involving the event or festival.

What else should I know before I apply for financial assistance?

  • Applications may be accepted after April 1st.
  • Apply to only one departmentally funded program for each project.
  • A detailed project budget must be included in the application. Financial support from this program cannot exceed 60 per cent of the total project cost.
  • The program management committee will consider the financial contributions of the applicant, other government agencies and community partners when reviewing applications.
  • Final reports must be submitted within 45 days following the end of the project or by March 31st.

How do I apply for the Acadian and Francophone Cultural Tourism Product Services Fund?

Acadian and Francophone Cultural Tourism Product Services Fund Application


Who do I contact for information about this fund?

Acadian and Francophone Cultural Tourism Product Services Fund

Cultural Affairs Division, Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown PE C1A 7N8

Telephone: 902-368-6480
Fax: 902-368-4438




Published date: 
January 13, 2017
Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture

General Inquiries

Cultural Affairs Division
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Telephone: 902-620-3442
Fax: 902-368-6301