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Arts Organizations to Benefit Communities in Eligible Regions

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Grants of up to $2,000 and grants of up to $5,000 to British Columbia individuals, nonprofit societies, groups, and arts and cultural organizations in eligible regions for programs that benefit the community. Funding is intended for organizations that serve local residents and for innovative events featuring local artists. Eligible activities take place in the City of White Rock.

Two types of grants are available.

General Community Grants-in-Aid: 

  • The purpose of the Grant-In-Aid program is to distribute funds to community based organizations, which benefit the people of White Rock and increase civic pride and awareness.
  • The grant must be used to contribute to the general interest and advantage of the City of White Rock.

Arts and Culture Grants-in-Aid:

The City offers supplementary funding to support and develop new or expanded arts and culture events. The program is intended to encourage the development of event capacity, organization efficiency and best practices.

  • The Arts and Culture Project Grant provides funding to eligible organizations that initiate a new arts festival, celebration, or event in the community.
  • The intent of the grant is to provide seed money to support local artists, arts and culture organizations and to promote the spirit of celebration in White Rock.
  • The event must occur in the City of White Rock.
  • The event must showcase local area artists, be inclusive, accessible and welcoming to the public.
  • Preference will be given to new events that address gaps in the existing event calendar and have the potential to become major arts and culture events. A new event is defined as an event that has not previously existed and is occurring for the first time. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 167530

Estimated Size of Grant:

One grant may be awarded per organization with a maximum award of $2,000, with the exception of White Rock based arts and cultural organizations who may apply for an additional $5,000 to host an arts or/and culture event.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

General Community Grants-in-Aid:
- Grants shall not be approved where the stated or likely purpose is to pay for past deficits or debts incurred by the organization.
- An individual requesting a grant must be a White Rock resident or must be representing White Rock in a provincial, federal, or international event. Notwithstanding, exceptions can be made if the applicant has a current affiliation with the City or has made a significant contribution to the City in the past.
- Membership in the group, team, or society applying for the grant should be at least 25% from White Rock. Notwithstanding if, in the opinion of the Committee, the group will bring some substantial benefit to the community, then approval may be granted.
- A sports team or club will only be considered for a grant if they are regional or provincial champions are identified with White Rock, and are participating in national, Western Canadian, or international competition.

New or Expanded Arts & Culture Grants-in-Aid:
- Applicants from organizations that have received an Arts and Culture Event Grants-in-Aid previously must demonstrate that the current project is different from the activity which received the previous Grants-in-Aid.
- Applicants may not apply for a General Grants-in-Aid and an Arts and Culture Event Grants-in-Aid for the same project.
- Applicants must be an arts and cultural organization registered and in good standing as a non-profit society in the province of British Columbia.
- An event that is part of an ongoing series or part of the core programming of an organization is not considered new.
- The funding is not intended to provide continuing support to organizations indefinitely.

Pre-Application Information:

The submission deadline is February 1, 2021. Applicants can be expected to notified in April of 2021.

Please note that the deadline for the annual review of applications is February 1st. Late applications will be accepted until June 1st. Applications received after June 1st, may be considered outside of the above noted timelines, only if they are of an emergent nature (new circumstances that did not exist prior). Please contact the funding source if you wish to apply after the June 1 deadline.

Applications shall be sent annually to previous year's recipients.

General Community Grants-in-Aid:
Applicants who require funds prior to July 1 should indicate this fact, including rationale, on the application.

Arts and Culture Grants-in-Aid:
Applicants from organizations that have received a grant in aid from the City of White Rock must demonstrate that the proposed project is different from the activity which received the grant in aid.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Arts and Culture Event Grants-in-Aid:

General Grants-in-Aid:

For more information contact:
or 604-541-2100

The Corporation of The City of White Rock
15322 Buena Vista Avenue,
White Rock, B.C. V4B 1Y6

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