Local Sport Grants

Tourism Nanaimo wants to work with community sport organizations to attract visitors to our city. Sport tourism is a major economic generator for Nanaimo & Region. By working together with existing community sport organizations we can encourage visitors to come to Nanaimo, stay longer and return again at a future date.

Tourism Nanaimo has a budget of $20,000 annually to assist groups hosting sporting events and tournaments (defined as a series of games or athletic contests) through its sport event hosting grants program.

Event hosting grants are primarily intended to support sport organizations hosting smaller-scale events at a local, regional and inter-regional level that are hosted in Nanaimo & Region. For sporting organizations bidding on events at a Provincial, Inter-Provincial, or National level, or for sport event organizers (for-profit or non-profit) interested in creating new sporting events in Nanaimo and Region, please contact Tourism Nanaimo prior to creating the event or during the bidding/creation phase to discuss eligibility for assistance (financial and otherwise) through other grants funding opportunities.

Sport event organizers who are hosting a sporting event within a 24 month period of their application are eligible to apply for a sport event hosting grant through Tourism Nanaimo. Grant applications will be accepted and evaluated on the following schedule:

For Events taking placeApplication Intake DeadlineGrant Notification Date
November - MayOct. 27th, 2016Dec. 1th, 2016
June - OctoberApr. 14th, 2017May 19th, 2017

Submitting Your Application

Step 1: Review the 2016 Sport Hosting Grant - Program Information

Step 2: Review the 2016/17 Sport Hosting Grant Question Preview - please ensure you have all the information before moving to step 3

Step 3: Fill out the online Sport Hosting Grant Application (below)

CLICK HERE TO APPLY: Online Sport Event Hosting Grant Application Form

For questions about the sport event hosting grants program please email sport@tourismnanaimo.com

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Last modified: Sep 22, 2016   Page #: 129
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