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Arts, Culture and Heritage Recovery Fund

Applications Open

Kawartha Lakes recognizes there are a variety of local volunteer based not-for-profit organizations that contribute to the community’s economy and quality of life that are in need right now, including art galleries, museums and live theatre.

To provide relief, Council has approved $100,000 for the Arts, Culture and Heritage Recovery Fund, which will serve as one-time recovery support payment to help cover the burden of fixed operating costs of cultural services during COVID-19.

Applications will be reviewed by an internal Review Committee to determine eligibility against program criteria and a list of successful applicants will be presented to Council. If there is a higher demand than available funds, recommendations for the use of funds will also be made to Council for decision.

To apply or for more details about the funding, please visit the links below.

Before you begin your application, please read the Management Directive and Council Report:

Management Directive

All applications must be submitted by March 12, 2021.

If you have any questions about the funding or the application process, please email Donna Goodwin, Economic Development Officer - Arts and Culture, at

Application Form

Additional resources of interest:

This funding aligns with the recommendations of the Economic Recovery Task Force and will also complement the Community Pandemic Recovery Fund (CPRF), to help non-profit and community service providers continue to meet the needs of those they serve.

Further details about the funding and the presentation to Council are available in the Council Report.

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