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Downtown Event and Revitalization Funding Program

Downtown Event and Revitalization Funding Program

NEW: The Grant Guidelines and Criteria for applications have been modified as follows:   

  • to increase the grant limit from 30% to 35%, with case-by-case consideration of requests above 35%
  • individuals may now also apply  

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Please note that applications for 2017 Downtown Event Funding will be accepted up until 4:00 p.m., March 31, 2017.  Late applications submitted after this deadline will only be considered if funds are available.  For more information, please contact Community and Cultural Planning at 250-755-4464 or community& 

Downtown Event Grants

The City of Nanaimo is committed to supporting its Downtown.  The Event Grant Funding Program is intended to support events and initiatives which attract residents and visitors to the Downtown, support the vibrancy of the Downtown, and stimulate business activity.

Grant funding can be used to assist with the costs of staging annual, festive, outdoor public events in Downtown Nanaimo.  The intention of the grant is to recognize the value annual events have in building vitality in the Downtown and enhancing Nanaimo’s profile as a destination of choice.  The grants will serve as an incentive to event organizers to enhance, expand and improve their events.

Downtown Event Grant Guidelines & Criteria

Applications now closed.

Please Note:  Applicants who have received funding in 2017 MUST provide a complete Downtown Event and Revitalization Funding Program Grant Final Report within 90 days of completion of the organization’s event OR before a new funding request is submitted for consideration.  Failure to provide a final report will result in the rejection of new applications.

Final Report Template for 2017 Funding



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