Culture & Heritage Operating Grant

COVID-19 & Your City Grant

Recipients of Culture & Heritage Operating Grants will not be required to have replacement programming for activities that have been changed, cancelled or postponed because of COVID-19.  Keep accurate records and plan to articulate changes and impacts in your Final Report to the City. Our team in Culture & Events is available to answer your questions. Email us at

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.

Looking to apply for 2020 funding?

We are no longer accepting applications from community non-profit culture and heritage organizations seeking financial assistance to support their 2020 operations.  The deadline for applications was Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

Did you receive funds in previous years?

Important Note:  Applicants who have received funding in previous years MUST provide 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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