Funding Opportunities
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Cultural Dancers and Drummers perform at a City of Windsor Festival

Funding Opportunities and Information

Municipal Funding

City of Windsor Arts, Culture & Heritage Fund (ACHF): The City of Windsor's Arts, Culture and Heritage Fund (ACHF) invests in the soul of our city by providing financial assistance to locally-developed arts, culture and heritage projects that provide exciting, surprising and meaningful opportunities to strengthen our creative community. This funding initiative supports the City of Windsor's priority to build a strong and stable creative community that contributes to a prosperous creative economy and to making Windsor an amazing place to live. In 2017, grant funding will be available for two funding rounds.

  • Round 1: Applications accepted from Monday, February 20, 2017 to Friday, March 17, 2017 at 3:00PM.
  • Round 2: Applications accepted from Monday, August 21, 2017 to Friday, September 22, 2017 at 3:00PM.

Information sessions: For each Funding Round, the Cultural Affairs team will host a public information session during the application intake time period for individuals and organizations to come and learn more about the process of applying for funding.

2017 Round 1 Public Information session:
Wednesday February 22 2017 at 5:30PM. Coach House at Willistead Manor, 1899 Niagara Street. 

Provincial Funding

A key component of the government's Ontario150 program was a series of one-time grants that municipalities, non-profit organizations and indigenous communities applied for across the province. These investments are intended to engage Ontarians of all ages and lay the groundwork for strong economic, social and cultural legacies for the province's next 150 years. The funding streams included the Ontario150 Partnership Program, Ontario150 Community Celebration Program, and the Ontario150 Community Capital Program (administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation). If you received one of these grants and would like to share information about your project, please email We would love to hear from you.

The City of Windsor has received generous funding from the Ontario 150 Community Celebration Program for our "Open Streets Windsor - Ontario150 Edition" signature event.

Federal Funding

To help celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary, the government rolled out the Canada 150 Fund. Applications were accepted until October 21, 2016 to create opportunities for Canadians to participate in local, regional, and national celebrations that contribute to building a sense of pride and attachment to Canada. A limited number of high impact, large-scale projects that are national in scope were also supported through the Canada 150 Fund as Pan-Canadian Signature Projects. If you received one of these grants and would like to share information about your project, please email We would love to hear from you.

The City of Windsor has received generous federal funding from the Canada 150 Fund for several infrastructure Legacy Projects, and from the Canadian Heritage Department's Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage grant for our Windsor 125th Birthday Celebration.