Esports Hosting Incentives

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The Waterloo Region Esports Commission (WREC) provides access to financial support, as well as providing information on grant opportunities available to sporting events. If you are interested in further information on event hosting grants in the region and province, please contact WREC. 
For information on WREC Grants, please contact the Director of Sport Hosting and Co-Chair of WREC, Allister Scorgie [email protected]  

In addition to funding through WREC, we can work with you to secure funding through our venue operators and local partners, to further assist in budget support for your event. 

Grant Intake Schedule  

Intake #1 – CLOSED 

For events occurring betweenApril 1, 2023– December 31, 2023 

Intake Open  February 1, 2023 
Deadline February 28, 2023 

 Intake #2 – CLOSED 

For events occurring between January 1, 2024 – September 30, 2024 

Intake Open  October 1, 2023 
Deadline October 31, 2023 

Intake #3

For events occurring between  September 30, 2024 – April 30, 2025 

Intake Open  February 1, 2024 
Deadline March 31, 2024 

Additional Funding Opportunities

Funding to assist with sport hosting, programming and infrastructure projects are available through Municipal, Provincial and Federal partners. For further information on types of funding, eligibility and submission deadlines, please visit the links below.

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