Downtown Event Revitalization Funding

The Downtown Event Revitalization Funding Program (Downtown Event Grants) supports events and initiatives which attract residents and visitors to the Downtown, support the vibrancy of the Downtown, and stimulate business activity.

Funds can be used to assist with the costs of staging annual, festive, outdoor public events in Downtown Nanaimo. The intention of the grant is to recognize the value annual events have in building vitality in the Downtown and enhancing Nanaimo’s profile as a destination of choice. The grants serve as an incentive to event organizers to enhance, expand and improve their events.  Applications are received once per year.

Looking to apply for 2020 funding?

We are no longer accepting applications from community organizations seeking financial assistance to support downtown Nanaimo events in 2020 through Downtown Event Grants.  The deadline for applications was Monday, October 21, 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.  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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