Those interested in hosting their large-scale outdoor event in Elgin may be eligible for the Co-Sponsorship Program. This program is intended to help offset the cost of hosting a large event and bring new and exiting programming to Elgin. The application is available here.
What you should know about the application:
Up to $15,000 is available for each application. Funding can cover no more than 50% of the cost of the event. Funding is divided as such: 2/3 for in-kind city services and 1/3 for a financial contribution.
Applications are due no less than 90 days before the event; the sooner the better.
Applications are accepted on the first Thursday of each month, February-November.
A comprehensive final report is due no more than 60 days after the event is completed. The final report is available here.