Funds for Festivals and Events

Festivals and events considered under this policy are distinguished by the high visibility they bring to the Pontiac and the significant social and economic benefits they generate, as well as by their successful expansion of an existing event or festival.

The events selected have the following objectives

  • Support the growth of major tourism festivals and events that position the Pontiac on the provincial, national and international scene;
  • Encourage the emergence, development or consolidation of events and festivals;
  • Encourage the renewal of events and their programming;
  • Maximize the economic impact of events and festivals;
  • Provide financial support to event and festival organizations;
  • Strengthen the attractiveness of festivals and tourist events that contribute significantly to the community and to the enhancement of the Pontiac tourism offer.

Eligible beneficiaries

Admissible bodies

  • Municipal organizations;
  • Band councils of Aboriginal communities;
  • Cooperatives;
  • Non-profit organizations;
  • Schools and School Service Centres represented within the MRC Pontiac territory.


Each beneficiary must be registered in the Québec Enterprise Register with a valid NEQ number and its status must be up to date.

Availability of credits

The MRC Pontiac decides of awarding grants based on available credits.

  • Local events or festivals – maximum that can be requested: $500;
  • Growing tourism events or festivals – maximum application amount: $2,000;
  • Structuring tourism events or festivals – maximum application amount: $5,000.


Application Process

Applications will be processed twice a year, based on the predetermined deadlines.

  • Deadline 1:April 4th, 2024, by noon for events taking place between June 1 and December 31, 2024.
  • Deadline 2:October 31st, 2024, by noon for events that will take place between the period of January 1 to May 31, 2025.


Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • A complete application form with a clear description of the event and the projected budget;
  • Financial statements for the applicant’s most recent fiscal year;
  • Proof of the previous year’s attendance (e.g., proof of ticket sales, or clickthrough tracking, a photo of crowd size, or any other reasonable way to measure the crowd).


Questions and support

For more information regarding this fund, or to request support, please email dé


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