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 between April 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 – CLOSED
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.