Culture & Heritage Project Grant

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.

Apply for 2021 funding

We are no longer accepting applications from community non-profit culture and heritage organizations seeking financial assistance to support their 2021 projects and events (deadline was Monday, October 19, 2020).

In 2021, as our community recovers from COVID-19, applicants are encouraged to re-imagine and re-build their activities to ensure they are relevant and can be safely delivered. Applicants should consider the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 in their planning for 2021 and address how initiatives will comply with public health orders and other related guidelines.

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 (view the summary of 2020 Grants Awarded). Failure to provide a final report will render new applications ineligible. 

COVID-19 & Your City Grant

Recipients of 2020 Culture & Heritage Project Grants who can postpone activities and events to another date in 2020 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. 


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