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Cultural Infrastructure Grant Program

Arts and culture facilities are essential to every vibrant, healthy community, so we offer funding to help non-profit organizations buy, build, renovate, or expand a cultural space.

If that describes your organization, you may be eligible for funding.

Conditions apply, so check out the program guidelines below for all of the details.

Current status: Meetings may be scheduled to discuss your 2017 submission. Contact Cultural Planner Debra Bodner.
Next application deadline: April 2017

Contact us about this grant

Debra Bodner
Cultural Planner



Eligible applicants

Your organization must be a registered Vancouver-based non-profit society, charitable organization, or non-profit cooperative with a strong cultural mandate having an independent, active governing body composed of volunteers. Local First Nations Band Councils are also eligible to apply.

We don't fund organizations that:

  • Focus on health care, education, sports, recreation, or religion
  • Are currently being considered for a cultural amenity space in Vancouver
  • Have been based in a cultural amenity space in Vancouver for less than one year

Eligible projects

Your organization may apply for this grant to:

  • Plan or undertake feasibility studies for future capital projects
  • Complete capital projects
  • Buy, build, renovate, or expand a cultural facility

The funding cannot pay for:

  • Regular or routine repair and maintenance
  • Part of ongoing, day-to-day operations
  • Work that is already underway or completed
  • Administrative costs not directly related to the project
  • Projects not located in Vancouver

How to apply

  1. Read the application guidelines PDF (325 KB) 

    The guidelines explain:

    • Program objectives
    • Eligible applicants and projects
    • Grant types and amounts
    • Assessment of applications (criteria and process)
    • Terms and conditions of the grant award
  2. Contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your eligibility and project:

The 2017 guidelines are coming soon.

Optional documents to help with your application

Grant recipients

Grant recipients from previous years

View previous recipients of Vancouver's Cultural Infrastructure Grants: who received grants, how much the grant was, and what the grant will be used for.

Contact Cultural Services

Location and mailing address
Cultural Services
Woodward's Heritage Building
501 - 111 West Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

Fax: 604-871-6005


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