City accepting applications for 2020 Downtown Event Revitalization Grants

Deadline for submission is Monday, October 21, 2019 (4:00 pm)

Summary

The City of Nanaimo is now accepting applications from community organizations seeking financial assistance to support downtown Nanaimo events in 2020 through Downtown Event Revitalization Grants. These grants support events and initiatives that attract residents and visitors to the downtown.

Guidelines, criteria and application forms can be found online (www.nanaimo.ca > Culture & Environment > Grants), attached to this news release, in person at the Service & Resource Centre (411 Dunsmuir Street) or by contacting us directly. The deadline for application submission is Monday, October 21, 2019 (no later than 4:00 pm).

Link to Strategic Plan: The Downtown Event Revitalization Grants support “Livability” by supporting culture as an integral part of everyday life in Nanaimo. As well, they support the 2014-2020 Cultural Plan for a Creative Nanaimo's strategy to support ongoing and stable core funding to non-profit arts and cultural organizations to enable them to leverage funding from other sources.

Key Points

  • The City of Nanaimo is now accepting applications from community organizations seeking financial assistance to support downtown Nanaimo events in 2020 through Downtown Event Revitalization Grants.
  • These grants support events and initiatives that attract residents and visitors to the downtown.
  • The deadline for application submission is Monday, October 21, 2019 (no later than 4:00 pm).

Quotes

"We want to make Nanaimo’s incredible downtown even better. The intention of these grants is to promote events and activities that show impact and build vitality in the downtown area while enhancing Nanaimo's profile as the destination of choice."

Mayor
City of Nanaimo

Quick Facts

  • Applicants who have recieved funding in previous years MUST provide a complete Final Report within 90 days of completion of the 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.
  • A Final Report Template is available online (www.nanaimo.ca > Culture & Environment > Grants), attached to this news release, in person at the Service & Resource Centre (411 Dunsmuir Street), or by contacting us directly.
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Contact:

Chris Barfoot
Culture & Heritage Coordinator
City of Nanaimo
250-755-4483
Lisa Bhopalsingh
Manager of Community Planning
City of Nanaimo
250-755-4423

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