Programming & Project Assistance Grants

Programming & Project Assistance grants support a wide range of activities that add value to the arts and cultural experiences of North Vancouver residents from the ongoing programming of established arts non-profits to new and innovative initiatives that will be considered on a project-by-project basis. 

Grant Availability

Applications to the Early Intake of Programming & Project Assistance Grants will be accepted between Monday September 23, 2019 and the submission deadline at 4:30 pm on Tuesday October 15, 2019.

Programming & Project Assistance Guidelines

The Programming & Project Assistance Guidelines provide important program information including but not restricted to: eligibility considerations, guidance on application categories and submission processes, evaluation and review criteria, as well as annual reporting requirements. 

Please download the Guidelines here.

Application Materials

Application Forms are available in both MS Word document or Adobe fillable pdf formats.  Budget Forms are available as an MS Excel Workbook.  Applications to the Programming & Project Assistance program are accepted in three categories:

1. Special Projects, New Initiatives & Events in Development

Please read the program guidelines before submitting an application

With grants up to a maximum of $6,500, the 'Special Projects, New Initiatives & Events in Development' category is designed to support: one-time only projects, pilot projects and new initiatives in development as well event programming in its start-up phase.

  • Client Profile             (MS Word document)          ... download here

  • Application Form    (MS Word document)          ... download here

  • Budget Form             (MS Excel Workbook)          ... download here

2. Annual Programming Support (Major Funding Stream)

Please read the program guidelines before submitting an application

Annual Programming Support provides financial support for ongoing or annual programming initiatives across a wide range of artistic, creative and/or cultural practices.  Applicants may submit grant requests for a single recurring activity or for a range of eligible programs conducted by the organization.  The Major Funding Stream provides grants up to a maximum of $18,500.

  • Client Profile                 (MS Word document)          ... download here

  • Application Form        (MS Word doxument)          ... download here

  • Budget Form                 (MS Excel Workbook)          ... download here

  • Statistics Report          (MS Excel Worksheet)         ... download here

Annual Programming Support is available to organizations that might otherwise be ineligible for Operating Assistance.  Potential applicants are encouraged to consult with the Grants Officer to ensure that they submit to the correct grant program and category.

3. Annual Assistance: Programs & Projects (Small Grants)

Please read the program guidelines before submitting an application

For groups seeking support for a single prorgam, project or series that recurs annually, Annual Assistance offers grants up to a maximum of $5,000.

  • Client Profile                  (MS Word document)           ... download here

  • Application Form         (MS Word doxument)           ... download here

  • Budget Form                 (MS Excel Workbook)            ... download here

Program Purpose

The general purpose of the Programming & Project Assistance program is to support programs or projects:

  • That directly engage the creativity of the community

  • That demonstrate a type or level of arts and cultural experience not otherwise available in North Vancouver

  • That foster the development of new, emerging and innovative arts practices,  or

  • That are inclusive of diverse artistic traditions and cross-cultural practices.

Policy Priorities

The Arts & Culture Grants Policy, adopted by City and District Councils in 2015, prioritizes two key areas for support through the Programming & Project Assistance Grant Program:

  • Programs or projects that foster the development of emerging arts and cultural practices  and

  • Programs or projects targeted at underserved sections of the population.


Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the Guidelines and to contact the Grants Officer before submitting an application. In order to be considered eligible for Programming & Project Assistance, organizations must:

  • Be a registered not-for-profit or charitable organization or recognized arts group whose primary purpose is to provide arts and cultural experiences

  • Have a history of delivering quality arts and cultural programs and services for a period of at least one (1) year prior to the application; and

  • Conduct the programs or projects for which they are seeking support in North Vancouver, or be able to clearly demonstrate the benefit of the proposed programs or projects to North Vancouver residents.

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