The Destination Cape Breton Association is getting $165,000 from the Government of Canada to support its festivals and events initiatives on the island.

The non-repayable contribution is being made through ACOA’s Business Development Program, according to a news release.

In collaboration with the island’s five regional municipalities, the association will administer funding support to non-profit organizations hosting festivals and events for the 2018-19 season. Successful non-profits can access cost-sharing assistance based on the ability to generate new visitation.