Bloorcourt BIA Event/Activation Microgrant Application
The goal of the Bloorcourt Village BIA is to make our community a safe, vibrant, diverse and attractive place for our member businesses to thrive and. We do this through advocacy, streetscaping, beautification, marketing, events and more.
Our new Events and Activations Microgrant Program is to embrace, showcase, and celebrate art, talent, and businesses within our community that will benefit the business area and make Bloorcourt a move coveted, exciting, and destination place to live and visit.

The Board of the Bloorcourt Village BIA is interested in providing microgrants to businesses, small groups or individuals.

Below are the key elements that the applicant needs to consider:

-The event is open to the public
-It must contribute to the vibrancy of the business area
-The event take place no further than .5km (500 meters) from the Bloorcourt BIA official boundaries.
-Event can take place on a side street, adjacent parkette, Christie Pitts Park, Dufferin Grove Park, or laneway
***Closing down Bloor St. Is not permissible with this grant
-Event, and all aspects of it, will be inclusive, free from any inappropriate language or discrimination or racism and will also be lawful
-The event publicly recognizes and and promotes the receipt of funding from the Bloorcourt Village BIA
-The event seeks to incorporate at least 2 businesses within the BIA boundaries into the activities in some way
-Funding can not be used salaries except in exceptional or specific cases as approved by the BIA Board of Management
-Event organizers agree to provide a breakdown of how the monies from this grant will be used
-Event organizers will provide a 2-3 page report on the successes and challenges of the event, as well as 5-10 photos of the event for the use of the Bloorcourt BIA as they see fit (website, social media, reports, etc.)
-50% of funding will be provided upon approval from the Bloorcourt Village BIA, with the remaining 50% given once key ---milestones have been met as determined and agreed upon. Other financial arrangements may be created, subject to the Board of Management approval.
-Minimum 60 day lead time is required for applications from date of the event, with final application deadline for any 2019 events no later than August 31st, 2019. Any applications submitted after this date will not be eligible or considered.
-The BIA will not fund already established programming in a business or organization (i.e. Open Mic Nights) or individual business events
-Maximum funding request of $1500 per application
-The Bloorcourt Village BIA has the right to dis-allow participation from any non-BIA member business/organization should permits or any logistics of the event are being executed using the Bloorcourt Village BIA name.

Email address *
Organization or Business Name *
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Contact Name *
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Contact Phone Number *
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Email (yes this is asked twice on the form)
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Mailing Address *
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Event Name *
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Event Location *
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Event Date & Time(s) *
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Event Location Type (park, laneway, restaurant, theatre, etc) *
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Expected Attendance *
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Event Description *
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Event Objectives *
List Other Bloorcourt Member Businesses Directly Involved *
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Total Funding Request (up to $1500) *
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Expense breakdown of the amount requested *
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How else is this event being funded? *
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How does this event contribute to the vibrancy of the Bloorcourt BIA and surrounding neighbourhood? *
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Is this event free to the public? Or have free access? (selling of alcohol tickets is permitted) *
Will other BIA businesses be invited to participate in the event besides the ones already on this application? *
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Will non-BIA businesses or organizations be invited to participate? If so, who? *
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What permits or permissions will need to be obtained? *
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Will alcohol be served? *
What is the category of this event? *
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Any other information we should know about? *
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