Community Cultural Places Grant
The Community Cultural Places Program is directed at small communities, or communities at risk due to financial or social issues, wishing to take advantage of their existing arts and heritage resources. Across this province there is an array of heritage places and creative talent. These resources can benefit communities, strengthen identity and reinforce pride. This facilitates economic and social development, as well as creates cultural tourism opportunities.
Completed projects will provide cultural venues, community focus, enhanced community pride, identity and welcome visitors.
• To be eligible projects should be community based initiatives that re-purpose, restore or renovate significant heritage places to become cultural infrastructure, intertwining arts and heritage resources and providing access to those resources;
• Community heritage places could include community halls, community museums, lighthouses, deconsecrated religious buildings, other institutional buildings, streetscapes, or components of community squares and parks.
Proponents can be:
• Community groups (duly incorporated not-for-profit);
• Project Description including a marketing approach;
• Identification of community champions.
This program will contribute 75% up to a maximum of $75,000. Appropriate in-kind contributions may be considered.
Projects can be of any value. Other sources of funding including public or private sector investments are encouraged. Design fees and project management costs, if required, could be considered part of the project.
Proponents will need to illustrate the positive impact of their proposed projects from a social, economic development and tourism perspective. A rigorous project evaluation and reporting process is part of the program.
The Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada (Parks Canada) will be used as a reference document in the evaluation of project proposals.