Culture & Heritage Operating Grant

Culture & Heritage Operating Grants help to support 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.  Applications are received once per year.

Apply Now for 2020 Funding

We are currently accepting applications from community non-profit culture and heritage organizations seeking financial assistance to support their 2020 operations.  The deadline for applications is Tuesday, October 15, 2019 (4:00 pm).

Did you receive funds in previous years?

Important Note:  Applicants who have received funding in previous years MUST provide a complete a Final Report within 90 days of organization's fiscal year end, OR before a new funding request is submitted for consideration.  Applicants approved for three-year funding are still required to submit a final report after each year. Failure to provide a final report will result in the rejection of new applications.  Ensure that you are using the correct template:


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