Host It Downtown

Think it, dream it, plan it … Host It Downtown! The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Host It event funding has given out grants of $500 to $25,000 to support the creation, expansion or relocation of events in downtown Winnipeg! We love …

Think it, dream it, plan it … Host It Downtown!

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Host It event funding has given out grants of $500 to $25,000 to support the creation, expansion or relocation of events in downtown Winnipeg! We love to see creativity in events that bring people to the heart of our city, showcase the great businesses and venues downtown and create an experience for others to enjoy. We want to continue supporting downtown events through the Host It event granting fund and now’s your chance to apply for funding.

Applications are now open for Host It, with the first intake happening until April 30, 2020.


We encourage you to apply as the Host It Committee will review all applications throughout the year.

Access application form here

The following are the Granting Cycles for 2020:

  • January 1 – April 30, 2020 
    • Application due by April 30, 2020
    • Applicants will be notified by May 20, 2020
  • May 1 – August 31, 2020 
    • Applications due by August 31, 2020
    • Applicants will be notified by September 20, 2020
  • September 1 – December 31, 2020 
    • Applications due by December 31, 2020
    • The committee meets within the first two weeks of January
    • Applicants will be notified by January 20, 2020

Applications must be seen by the selection committee before the event takes place. Host It will not fund events that have happened in the past.

Questions? Contact us: coordinator@hostitdowntown.com

Thank you to our partner, RBC Convention Centre.