Event grants

Find out about grants and subsidies available for events in Vancouver

If you are planning an event in Vancouver, you may qualify for grants or subsidies to off-set the costs of running an event. The following grants and subsidies are currently available:

Arts, culture and community arts grants

Every year, the City of Vancouver, through the Arts, Culture and Community Services division, Vancouver Civic Theatres, and Vancouver Park Board award over $11 million to non-profit arts, cultural organizations and artists through a variety of grant programs.

Learn more and see if your activity is eligible to apply for a grant.

Grant to offset City services costs

The City of Vancouver, through the Film and Special Events Office, may offer financial relief of up to $2,000 to eligible non-profit organizations to offset certain eligible City services costs incurred during a special event.

Event organizers must go through the standard application process and meet with the Festival Expediting Staff Team (FEST) Committee to qualify for the offset.

Promoting your arts, culture and community activity

Every year, the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Public Library, and Vancouver Park Board offer multiple ways of promoting your arts, culture and community activities.

Learn more and see if your activity is eligible to apply for a grant.