The District of Tofino is seeking applications for the 2021 Event Support Grants.

Tofino’s festivals and events have become an important part of Tofino’s unique cultural identity.  Tofino’s vibrant event scene reflects the community’s authenticity and resonates deeply with the guests who choose to visit here.  To continue to support the diverse collection of festivals and help support new and emerging festival as they pivot in a COVID world, the District of Tofino Council will make a total of $20,000 available to eligible applicants for proposals that meet the goals of the Tofino Resort Development Strategy and values of the Arts, Culture and Heritage Action Plan.

COVID-19 presents many unknown challenges when it comes to planning projects and events during this extraordinary time.  When applying, please take into consideration how your project, program or event might adapt to meet public health guidelines and orders that may be in place at the time of execution.  Programs, project and events interested in making the move to digital or thinking outside the box are highly encouraged! 

Up to a maximum of $2500 per application is available to eligible applicants.  A registered non-profit organization or charity may apply for up to a maximum of two different events per year should they wish to partner and support an individual producer or small community group with their event proposal.

The Event Support Grant Documents can be found below:

A copy of the policy, funding guidelines, application and budget template can be obtained by emailing grants@tofino.ca or picked up at the District of Tofino Municipal Office between the hours of 8:30am and 4:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Please submit complete applications to: grants@tofino or in person to the District of Tofino Municipal Office, 121 Third St. Tofino, BC.

Application deadline is 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, 2021.  

Successful applicants are required to submit a final report upon completion of the proposed project. 

Need to complete your 2020 RMI Event Support Grant Final Report?

The 2020 RMI Event Support Final Report can be found here

For further information please contact:

Cindy Hutchison
Culture and Events Programmer 
(T) 250.725.3229 ext 603
(E) chutchison@tofino.ca