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.

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