Hosting Assistance Grant

The City of Portage la Prairie provides this grant to encourage organizations to host events in our City.  The grant is accessible to non-profit groups to assist in offsetting their marketing and bid preparation costs to attract public festivals, special events, conferences, sport, art or heritage events or projects in the community of significant nature. These public affairs must attract widespread community involvement and/or participation, attract visitors to the community from outside an 80 km radius of the City, and thereby generate significant economic or recreational benefit to the community.

Organizations that meet the eligibility criteria can complete the Hosting Assistance Grant application form and attached all required documentation.  Grant applications will be accepted twice per year on the following dates:

  • Term 1 – Applications for events/bids occurring between January 1 and June 31 will be due on or before December 1st.
  • Term 2 – Application for events/bids occurring between July 1 and December 31 will be due on or before June 1st.

Contact the City of Portage la Prairie’s Economic & Community Development Department for more information at 204-239-8334 or


Special Event Insurance

The City of Portage la Prairie recognizes the need to provide special event insurance options for non-profit groups and organizations hosting significant special events on City property such as parks, or in City owned and operated facilities.

Groups hosting these special events may be eligible to purchase Outside User Liability Insurance for their event through the City’s Municipal Insurance Program.  The cost of this coverage varies depending on event type, scale, etc.

For more information on this program, the current rates and to review event eligibility, please contact 204-239-8337 or for more information.