Living Local Grant

Deadline: EOI Deadlines are March 31 & September 1, 2017

Living Local grants are designed to foster connections between community organizations, artists, and heritage practitioners in the communities in which they live. Grants cover 75% of the total cost of a project that does three things: result in the creation of a festival, artwork or heritage outcome that is accessible to a wide range of neighbourhood residents; uncovers and expresses a unique cultural aspect of the place it occurs and; connects artists and heritage practitioners within and with their communities.

New for 2017: In recognition of 150 years since Confederation, Living Local Projects must align with at least one of the major themes for Canada150:

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Reconciliation
  • Environment
  • Youth

Who is eligible?

Partnerships connecting community organizations with artists and heritage practitioners that have significant connections to that community are eligible. None of the applicants/partners can have outstanding final reports, or unused previous grant funding.

How much funding is available?

New for 2017 – The Living Local Grant may be awarded, subject to availability of funds, for 75% of total project costs, up to a maximum of $50,000.

How do I apply?

Please download the Call for Expressions of Interest as well as the Information document for more information on the application process, and the materials required.

What is the deadline?

Living Local grants are offered twice per year. The deadlines for submitting an Expression of Interest are March 31 and September 1, 2017.