Culture & Heritage Project Grant

COVID-19 & Your City Grant

Recipients of Culture & Heritage Project Grants who can postpone activities and events to another date this year should plan to do so.  If you are unable to follow through with your proposed program due to COVID-19, you are not required to pay back any expenses that you have already incurred.  You are expected to respect the contractual obligations you have made to pay artists and other workers and suppliers.  However, if you were reimbursed for some expenses or did not use the full amount of your grant, you are required to pay back unspent amounts and provide accurate records and details in your Final Report to the City.  Our team in Culture & Events is available to answer your questions and discuss how to best adapt your project.  Email us at

Culture & Heritage Project Grants assist culture and heritage organizations in completing specific projects to benefit the public and contribute to the cultural 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 projects and events.  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 completion of the organization’s project/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.  Ensure that you are using the correct template:


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