Niagara Investment in Culture Program Application

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The Niagara Investment in Culture program promotes culture in Niagara by funding a range of innovative and
collaborative projects.

Applicants from the following two categories are eligible for the program:

  • Any one of Niagara's 12 municipalities
  • Non-profit Niagara cultural organizations

Application Closed

The next round of applications will be available September 2017 and due October 16, 2017.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a Niagara Investment in Culture incentive, your application needs to meet specific criteria.

  • Projects must be organized and hosted within the Niagara Region
  • The majority of people hired as a part of the project must reside in Niagara Region
  • Municipalities and organizations can only be project lead on one project per funding year, but may partner or work with other organizations or municipalities on other projects
  • Project events/activities must be open to the public and publicized
  • Project should be new, or if it is an ongoing project, should demonstrate significant innovation and/or strong success along with community desire
  • Project should have clear, significant and measurable indicators and evaluation data
  • Project should have a clear and reasonable budget
  • Project should have letters of agreement from key partners specifying their support and role(s) in the project
  • Project must be completed by Dec. 31 of the funding year
  • Cultural organization applicants must be governed by an accountable board, steering committee or the equivalent
  • Applicants must be in verifiable fiscal health
  • Funding requests may be for up to 75 per cent of the total cash budgeted for any project
  • For municipally led projects, applicant municipalities will be expected to contribute a minimum of 25 per cent of the total funds requested

Additional program details are included on the application form.

Niagara Investment in Culture Projects


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