As a publicly owned corporation, we strive to support community events and initiatives that help build a stronger Atlantic Canada. Each year, Atlantic Lottery proudly sponsors more than 100 events that have important cultural, social, and economic impacts.
Although we would like to say “yes” to all sponsorship requests, we must consider factors such as budget, timing, number of events, funding restrictions, and program guidelines.
The goal of this program is to support Community Festivals and Events in every corner of Atlantic Canada. Our sponsored events typically provide an experience for everyone, such as community-based gatherings, live local music, and cultural celebrations. This program focuses on grassroot events that encourage families, friends and neighbours to come together to support one another and make meaningful connections.
Applying for Sponsorship
We accept applications for Community Festivals and Events year-round. The application form is always open so you can submit requests at your earliest convenience. All applications will be reviewed in three (3) waves:
January 1 – April 30
May 1 – August 31
September 1 – December 31
If your event fits the above criteria, click here to apply.
This program is designed to provide financial support to community initiatives across Atlantic Canada with the goal of strengthening the region. Examples of our Community Purpose focus areas include community well-being, innovation and business advocacy.
Applying for Community Purpose
We accept applications for this program year-round. Please allow 6-8 weeks for your application to be reviewed. Click here to apply.
While we love supporting Atlantic Canadian events and initiatives that meet our guidelines, some restrictions do apply. We do not currently have programs that fund:
Cash or merchandise donation requests
Grants, scholarships or bursary programs
Education institutions or programs
Religious institutions or organizations
Individual sport or recreational teams/groups
Travel expenses, trips or tours
Advertising for fundraising or event support
Personal family gatherings or friends events
Unregistered, not-for-profit groups
Political organizations and candidates
Lobby or advocacy groups
Vehicles, recreational or equipment purchases
Debt reduction or operating expenses
Events outside of Atlantic Canada