Lambton County

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 Program Guidelines & Application 

Program Guidelines

Please view the
Program Guidelines for full details 

Eligible applicants must:

1.    respond to "Building a Creative Economy: A Cultural Plan for Lambton County" of Council and the overall intent of the Creative County Committee;

2.    have a cost sharing component with the contribution from the Creative County Grant Program (CCGP) not to exceed 50% of the proposed budget.  The CCGP contribution will enable groups or individuals to leverage funding from other funding sources so that the CCGP is not the only funding source;

  1. be a new initiative, or considerable cultural enhancement to an existing program;
  2. support collaboration between organizations and/or different creative sectors such as arts, business districts, diversity, economic development, education, heritage, tourism, volunteers, youth etc.;
  3. build community capacity;
  4. demonstrate financial viability and include a budget and plan to generate revenue from other funding sources (i.e. corporate, Trillium).  Well justified budgets are a prerequisite, and indications of future financial requirements;
  5. recognize the support of the CCGP in all marketing and promotional materials;
  6. must be completed within eighteen months of receipt of funds; and
  7. promote human rights by conforming with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Ontarians with Disabilities Act.



The 2020 application intake is now closed. Applicants will be notified by the end of 2019.


General Information

Funding Available: $75,000 Annually
As a guideline, the Creative County Committee will make up to $10,000 in funding available annually for each of four County quadrants:

  • Central Lambton (Petrolia, Enniskillen, Point Edward, Oil Springs);
  • South Lambton (St. Clair, Dawn-Euphemia, Brooke-Alvinston);
  • North Lambton (Lambton Shores, Plympton-Wyoming, Warwick); and
  • Sarnia.
  • up to $35,000 for projects that demonstrate cultural benefit for all areas of Lambton County.   


Map - Creative County Grant Program