The Government of The Bahamas, through the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, grants a stipend to all Junkanoo organizations to assist in their participation in Junkanoo parades.
In our commitment to transparency, the Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture provides a complete outline of the financial breakdown of the 2021 Virtual Junkanoo. The budget allocation for New Providence, Grand Bahama and Family Islands amounted to $300,000.
The Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture provided $126,000 to Junkanoo groups as a stipend, providing grants of $11,000 to seven Category A groups and $7,000 to seven Category B groups.
On Production and Advertising, the Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture spent $24,000 on production and $200 on audio advertising
The remaining balance of the $300,000 will be spent on the virtual parades for Grand Bahama and the Family Islands.
Source: Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture