Community groups in all seven wards invited to apply for one-time 2024 Community Events Funding

Friday, April 05, 2024

The Town of Oakville is pleased to announce the launch the 2024 Community Events Funding program — an events funding program aimed at encouraging and supporting outdoor community events.

In response to a growing demand for assistance with resident-led outdoor community events, Council approved $70,000 in one-time funding through the 2024 Budget process. The 2024 Community Events Funding offers $10,000 of funding per-ward for outdoor community events held on public property within each ward, with a cap of $3,350 per event.

How to apply

Local organizations, community groups and individuals are invited to apply by Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

Event organizers can apply for the funding by submitting a special event request and selecting all items that apply to the event and organization under the ‘Fee Waiver’ section. To be eligible for funding, events must be open to the public, hosted on public property and not have received any other town funding, including Community Activation Grant funding.

Eligibility for funding is based on and aligns with the existing Special Event Permit Fee Assistance Procedure and Community Assistance Policy


  • Town Council approved $10,000 per ward in one-time funding for the 2024 Community Events Funding as part of the 2024 Budget.
  • The funding is issued through the tax stabilization reserve fund and administered by staff.
  • This one-time funding is intended as an interim measure to support and encourage outdoor community events hosted on public property while the town finalizes the Community Events Plan. 


“The one-time funding allocated for community events, included in the 2024 Budget, promises significant returns for our community. This funding support aims to assist with access to town parks by covering town fees thereby fostering and supporting community events that make Oakville vibrant and livable for all.”

– Mayor Rob Burton