PEI 150 Celebration Fund
This year, 2023, marks the 150th anniversary of Prince Edward Island joining Confederation as Canada's seventh province. The PEI 150 Celebration Fund for communities and cultural organizations provides support for projects that will mark this anniversary.
The goal of this program is to create opportunities for Islanders and visitors to explore and celebrate the richness, diversity, and complexity of our past as well as our dynamic, vibrant culture of today and possibilities for the future.
Is our project eligible for funding?
Any existing festival, community celebration, or cultural event that wishes to engage residents and/or visitors in PEI 150 Celebration activities may be eligible for financial assistance through this program. One-time events designed specifically to mark the occasion of PEI 150 will be considered. Projects that focus on reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people living in Epekwitk/Prince Edward Island are also eligible. New festivals are not eligible.
Is my organization eligible?
Applications will be received from cultural groups who are registered non-profit organizations, First Nations governments, and municipalities. Private sector events are not eligible for support under this fund.
Facilities/groups/organizations that are NOT eligible include:
- Recreational facilities (skating rinks, snowmobile clubs, etc.);
- Sporting events;
- Religious-affiliated community places;
- For profit festivals and events;
- Non-incorporated non-profit groups;
- This list is representative and may not be exhaustive.
How much funding is available?
Funding is available of up to a maximum of $2,500 to offset project costs. Capital costs are not eligible.
What do we need in order to apply for funding?
Your application must clearly demonstrate that your proposed activity addresses the following keys to success:
- is well organized and widely marketed;
- reflects a unique PEI or culturally diverse experience;
- aligns with the goal of the PEI 150 Fund;
- meets the insurance requirements outlined in the funding agreement; and
- is environmentally sensitive.
In addition, the application screening committee may consider the following factors:
- time of year, location and duration of the event;
- estimated attendance;
- establishment of financial need;
- level of private sector/other government support;
- level of past government support.
Your application must also include:
- a pre-established budget including proposed revenues and expenses with all funding resources and requests;
- sponsorship and marketing plans;
- a fully completed application form.
Only two applications per organization will be accepted. If there are two applications, each application must be for distinctly separate events. Applicants may receive other provincial support for their project but each application will only be allowed to stack with one of the following Innovation PEI funded programs:
- Community Celebration Fund
- Community Cultural Partnership Program
- The PowWow/Mawi’Omi Fund
- Acadian and Francophone Content Fund
What happens after I apply?
After you submit your application, a Cultural Development Officer from Innovation PEI will assess your application for completeness and eligibility. If the application requires additional information, you may be contacted to collect or correct information. If your application is successful, you will be notified in writing and will be asked to sign a funding agreement and provide information to allow for direct deposit into your account. Typically, you will receive approval within two weeks of submission deadline.
What are the application deadlines?
Applications will be accepted until March 1st, 2023. This program is now closed for applications.
Who do I contact about this program?