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Culture & Heritage Grants

 

For more information on the following grant programs, please contact the Culture & Heritage Department directly.

NEW:  Please note that the application period for Culture & Heritage Grant Funding closed on Monday, October 24, 2016.   Please contact Culture & Heritage at 250-755-4483 for more information. 

Culture & Heritage Operating Grants

The purpose of the Culture & Heritage Operating Grant program is to help underpin the activities of professional arts, culture and heritage organizations that play a significant role in contributing to the culture profile and economic vitality of Nanaimo.  Please read all guidelines and criteria prior to applying for this grant. 

Operating Grant Eligibility and Criteria.pdf

Please Note:  Applicants who have received funding in previous years MUST provide a complete Culture & Heritage Grant Final Report within 90 days of the organization’s fiscal year end OR before a new funding request is submitted for consideration.  Failure to provide a final report will result in the rejection of new applications.

Culture & Heritage Project Grants

 The purpose of the Culture & Heritage Project Grant program is to assist culture and heritage organizations in the realization of specific projects to benefit the public, contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of Nanaimo.  Please read all guidelines and criteria prior to applying for this grant. 

Project Grant Eligibility and Criteria.pdf

Please Note:  Applicants who have received funding in previous years MUST provide a complete Culture & Heritage Grant Final Report within 90 days of the organization’s fiscal year end OR before a new funding request is submitted for consideration.  Failure to provide a final report will result in the rejection of new applications.

Background Documents

 

Downtown Residential Conversion Tax Exemption Program

Applications are accepted year-round. This property tax incentive program (up to 10 years in length) has two main goals – one is to encourage new downtown residential units in existing heritage buildings; the other is to preserve heritage buildings in the downtown core. 

Heritage Facade Improvement Grants

Applications are accepted year-round. Created in 2003 to provide financial incentives for heritage buildings as part of the City's Downtown Revitalization Strategy, this program provides cash grants (up to $10,000 per facade facing on to a city street) to encourage rehabilitation and enhancement of heritage buildings located in the City's downtown core, as well as promote economic growth and investment.

Heritage Home Grants

Applications are accepted year round. Intended for heritage homes, this cash grant program (up to $2,500 per house) mirrors similar heritage home incentive programs in Cities such as Vancouver and Victoria that have been in existence for many years and have encouraged home owners in historic residential areas to fix up and maintain their historic homes.

 

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