The province of British Columbia announced last month that it will be providing $30 million to support province-based events.
The grants are in response to a number of calls to the province for help in the sector.
“The past three years have been incredibly difficult for people in the tourism industry, including live events, and we know not every business has fully recovered,” said Lana Popham, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. “Our government is proud to provide funding to support fairs, festivals, and events throughout B.C. as they re-establish themselves. We know that these types of gatherings fill British Columbians’ hearts with joy. We also know that in many cases they support a greater economy right across the province.”
The grants will be distributed through the B.C. Fairs, Festivals, and Events funds, and will be able to cover as much as 20 per cent of the total event budget up to $250,000.
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