Apply for 2016 Vancouver Cultural Infrastructure Grant


Application forms and guidelines for the City of Vancouver's 2016 Cultural Infrastructure Grant Program are now available online. Vancouver-based non-profit organizations may be eligible to apply for funds to buy, build, renovate, or expand a cultural space.

The Cultural Infrastructure Grant can assist with:

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Demand or Needs Assessments
  • Building Programs or Functional Plans
  • Real Estate Studies
  • Capital Fundraising Plans
  • Architectural or Engineering Consultations
  • Renovations & Expansions
  • Accessibility Improvements
  • Electrical, Plumbing, Heating Upgrades
  • Purchase Space
  • And More!


Your organization can apply for this grant if it is a Vancouver-based, registered non-profit society with a volunteer board of directors and a cultural mandate and programming.

The City does not 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

Your organization may apply for this grant to:

  • 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

Application Deadline

April 8, 2016, 4:30 p.m.

Guidelines & Application Forms

Click here for the 2016 Guidelines and Application Forms. 

More Information  

To inquire about the grant, please contact Debra Bodner at or 604 873 7211.

A grant information session to explain the ins and outs of the process and provide applicants with valuable submission tips will be held in early March (date TBA). 

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