Ontario Sport Hosting Program

Ontario

Relevent Country: Canada

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport has announced the Sport Hosting Program is now open for application to provide project-based funding to help applicants deliver major national and international amateur sport events in Ontario.

Objectives

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Create legacies that support sport at the provincial, regional and local level
  • Provide economic benefits through increased levels of tourism, expenditures and improved public infrastructure
  • Foster a culture of sport and physical activity in communities by creating role models and enhancing community spirit and involvement in sports
  • Increase opportunities for Ontario athletes to compete and participate in events in Ontario
  • Seek new avenues to further build and develop the sport capacity of the province by providing additional ways to develop and train coaches, officials and volunteers
  • Create a culture of sport that engages all Ontarians

Funding Information

Stream 1 and 2:

  • National Sport Hosting events are eligible up to $100,000
  • International Sport Hosting events are eligible up to $1,000,000

Stream 3:

  • National Sport Hosting events are eligible up to $20,000
  • International Sport Hosting events are eligible up to $75,000
  • Please Note: Requests to support multi-sport events or events over $1,000,000 are dealt with through a separate process.

Eligible Events

National events must be:

  • Sanctioned by the National Sport Organization
  • Include representation from no less than six provinces/territories including Ontario (a country may replace a province) or the National Championship for a specific sport, in a specific age group as confirmed by the National Sport Organization. Ontario must be represented in these Championships.
  • International events must be:
  • Sanctioned by the International Federation, as per the International Olympic Committee, International Paralympic Committee and/or Panamerican Sport Association
  • Include representation from no less than two countries, including Canada and one country from outside of North America. They will provide an exemption to events for Canadian National Teams as confirmed by the National Sport Organization funded by Sport Canada.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for this program, you must:

  • Be a legal entity and have been in existence for one year or longer as of the application date
  • Not in default of the terms and conditions of any grant or loan agreement with any ministry or agency of the Government of Ontario (for example, Ontario Trillium Foundation)
  • Not self-endorse your own application for the program
  • Be an eligible applicant under one of the three application streams for the program
  • Stream 1: Provincial or National Sport Organizations
  • Provincial Sport/Multi-Sport Organizations recognized under Ontario’s Provincial Sport Recognition Policy
  • National Sport Organizations funded by Sport Canada
  • Stream 2: Event host organizations
  • non-profit organizations (including universities and colleges)
  • Ontario municipalities
  • Indigenous organizations, First Nation, Métis or Inuit communities
  • Stream 3: Emerging sports
  • Non-profit organizations (including universities and colleges)
  • Ontario municipalities
  • Indigenous organizations, First Nation, Métis or Inuit communities

Source: https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-automotive-modernization-program