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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. These mandatory meetings will be booked until March 31, 2017.
Next application deadline: April 12, 2017 at 4:00pm

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 (250 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 mandatory meeting to discuss your eligibility and project:

If your group and project are eligible, we will email you an invitation to apply online. The completed application form must be submitted by the deadline. We will also send you an invitation to an information session on the online application process, and valuable information on the grant itself

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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