Program PAF!

The program

The programme d’aide financière aux organismes et initiatives du secteur PAF! centre-ville is an initiative developed by Montréal centre-ville.

In the aim of continually improving its services, Montréal centre-ville has adopted its strategic plan 2019-2023 with one ambition: to be known as a powerful partner in the development of downtown Montreal, a world-class business and residential neighbourhood with an authentic character, vibrant and creative. The PAF! Program was born out of this strategic plan, with the idea of framing the criteria for Montréal centre-ville’s financial contribution and to establish its limits. A budget dedicated to financially supporting different downtown organizations and initiatives is voted on each year during the general meeting.

This program is made up of three parts with precise criteria for each one:

  • Part 1: Festivals and events
  • Part 2: Development of public spaces
  • Part 3: Innovation and services

Read the elegibilty requirements for each part

Amount of financial aid:

The amount of financial aid is set by evaluating the amount of demand with a maximum of $25,000 per year per proposed project. An organization can received a maximum of $50,000 in financial aid per year. Montréal centre-ville will accept projects for the current year until the budget envelope is empty.

How to apply

To be considered, a promoter’s application form must contain the following elements:

  • The project’s detailed provisional budget;
  • A project presentation document that satisfies the elegibility requirements;
  • A copy of the organization’s letters patent of incorporation or a proof of the company’s incorporation;
  • The project’s communication plan, including visibility offered to Montréal centre-ville;
  • Exclusively for Part 1 and for events longer than three years: A copy of studies covering customers’ geographic origin, tourist traffic, and economic impact conducted by an independent firm, completed not more than two years ago.
  • The activity report from the last edition of the event (if need be).

All documentation must be sent to:

To: Mr. Rami M’Rad – member services cooordinator

CC: Ms. Cristina D’Arienzo – operations manager