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 Programming & Project Assistance Program are closed for 2020.  Applications to the 2021 Early Intake will be accepted between Monday September 14, 2020 and the submission deadline at 4:30 pm on Tuesday October 20, 2020.
 

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. 
 

Application Materials

Application materials for 2021 are currently under review and will be posted below later in the summer .  Please read the Program Guidelines before submitting an application.

Applications to the Programming & Project Assistance program are accepted in three categories
 

1. Special Projects, New Initiatives & Events in Development

'Special Projects, New Initiatives & Events in Development' funding  is designed to support one-time only projects, pilot projects and new initiatives in development as well event programming in its start-up phase.

Grants may awarded up to a maximum of $5,000 or 35% of the proposed project budget.*   Matching funds can be a combination of cash and in-kind contributions,  In-kind contrbutions are liminted to 25% of the overall project budget.

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

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

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

* Applicants who are not yet established or registered as non-profit societies may be awarded grants up to a mximum of $5,000 or 50% of the project budget. 

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

Please read the program guidelines before submitting an application

The 'Annual Assistance (Small Grants)' supports groups that produce or present a single prorgam, project or series annually.  Grants may be awarded up to a maximum of $7,500 or 30% of the proposed budget.  Matching funds can be a combination of cash and in-kind contributions.  In-kind contributions are limited to 25% of the the overall project budget.

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

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

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

3. Annual Programming Support (Major Funding Stream)

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 range of eligible programs conducted by the organization.  The Major Funding Stream provides grants up to a maximum of $17,500 or up to 25% of the proposed budget.  Matching funds can be a comination of cash and in-kindd contributions.  In-kind contributions are limited to 15% of the total programming budget.

  • 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.
 

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.
     

Eligibility

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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