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Greater Vernon Arts, Culture and Youth Grants

Project Grants

Application Deadline: September 29, 2017 at 4:30pm.

The Regional District of North Okanagan allocates annual grant funding that is available to community organizations who are intending to provide a festival, event or project featuring arts, culture and/or youth based elements for the benefit of Greater Vernon residents.

This support acknowledges that:

  • New initiatives often need ‘seed money’ to get started and ongoing support to become established;
  • Community events build social connectedness and engagement;
  • Successful events and projects which include creative, cultural or youth content can be initiated by individual or collaborative groups whose primary mandates may be unrelated to arts, culture and youth; and
  • The work of community organizations and the availability of arts, culture and youth activities, contributes to Greater Vernon’s quality of life, identity and economy.

Eligible organizations need not be from the arts, culture or youth sector. Innovation and collaboration across sectors and interests is encouraged.

Project Grant funds may be requested for up to 50% of the total cost of a project. Although there is no formal funding cap, an effort will be made to award funding to a number of projects from the pre-determined funding allocation. The total annual funding allocation for project grants will be reviewed and determined by the Regional Board each year.

Note that these grants have a project focus, and that an organization’s operating costs are not eligible.

 

Operating Grants

The Regional District of North Okanagan allocates annual operating funding to arts, culture and youth organizations listed in the Greater Vernon Parks, Recreation and Culture Service Establishment Bylaw, which provide arts, culture and/or youth based programming and activities for the benefit of Greater Vernon residents.

This support acknowledges that the work of these organizations contributes to Greater Vernon’s quality of life, identity and economy.

For more details on Greater Vernon Arts, Culture and Youth Operating Grants contact the Community Development Coordinator at 250-550-3700.

Expenses not directly associated with the operation of the organization are not eligible for funding, such as:

  • seed money for projects or events,
  • construction, renovation, property / major equipment purchases, or
  • deficit reduction

This list is not exhaustive – please contact the Community Development Coordinator at 250-550-3689 if you are uncertain whether an expense will qualify.