The Community Cultural Development (CCD) Investment Program supports qualifying individuals, groups and organizations that offer high-quality arts and heritage initiatives for Port Coquitlam residents.

Deadline Dates:

  • Spring Intake – May 31, 2022
  • Fall Intake – September 30, 2022
  • All applications are submitted online.

Contact: Info@pocofoundation.com

 

Development Grants

  • Build capacity of artists and arts, culture and heritage organizations

  • Support arts, culture and heritage initiatives in Port Coquitlam

  • Create a healthy, engaged and vibrant community

For any given application, the applicant must choose a grant stream. All applications are submitted online. Choose one of these three programs:

  • Professional Development Investments are for the professional development of artists (visual, performing and literary), administrators and board members from Port Coquitlam. Artists and administrators must have completed their basic training in the arts or arts administration (university or college graduates or the equivalent in specialized training such as two or three years of self-directed study or apprenticeships).
  • Artists must have created a modest body of work and have received some recognition at the local level.
  • Board members must be volunteering for a Port Coquitlam not-for-profit organization that serves Port Coquitlam.
  • Online Application
  • PDF of Online Application Questions & Documents
  • Eligibility & Guidelines PDF
  • Budget Template

Apply for a Professional Development Grant

  • For Community Initiatives, assistance is provided for initiatives primarily focused on the City of Port Coquitlam and its residents. Eligibility is not limited to arts, heritage and cultural groups or individuals but to any community organization, collective or individual whose proposed initiative is of art, heritage or cultural nature and where adequate expertise is demonstrated to carry out the initiative
  • Community Initiatives Examples: Art collective planning a public exhibition of their work with an interactive workshop for the public or a community group proposing to produce a free performing arts festival
  • Online Application
  • PDF of Online Application Questions & Documents
  • Eligibility & Guidelines PDF
  • Budget Template

Apply for Community Initiative Grant

  • Arts, culture or heritage organizations applying for Capacity Building Initiatives must be incorporated, non-profit societies (federal charitable registration is not required) and incorporated for one year or more
  • Capacity Building (for organizations with non-profit status): Intended to enhance the ability of a group to meet its mandate or the ability of members to meet organizational objectives (either administratively or artistically).
  • Examples: Hire a consultant to assist with business, succession, fundraising or marketing planning or enroll in a workshop for Board Development.
  • Online Application
  • PDF of Online Application Questions & Documents
  • Eligibility & Guidelines PDF
  • Budget Template

Apply for Capacity Building Grant

Project Category Grants

Contact: Info@pocofoundation.com

Apply for Projects Category Grant

General Guideline for all CCD Grants

  • Organizations located in Port Coquitlam and mandated to serve the municipality have priority; however, region-serving groups that are so mandated can demonstrate relevance, need, and non-duplication of services provided by Port Coquitlam-based organizations are considered. Exceptions are possible if the project provides services or benefits to the residents of Port Coquitlam.
  • Services and activities receiving assistance under the CCD Investment Program should benefit Port Coquitlam and be inclusive and non-discriminatory.
  • Adherence to a standard of excellence with respect to ethical behaviour when involving the public is expected (e.g. safety training/insurance for public events; policies and/or processes for the safety of participating young people; necessary protocols when working with First Nations)
  • In-kind contributions (such as subsidized access to cultural facilities) are taken into consideration when assessing funding allocations.
  • Recipients must adhere to a standard of excellence concerning ethical behaviour when involving the public (e.g. safety training/insurance for public events; policies and processes for the safety of participating young people; necessary protocols when working with First Nations).
  • Organizations providing services that duplicate existing City programs and services may not be funded unless there is a demonstrated need.
  • Applicants may submit more than one application per year, provided the funding request is not for the same project or initiative. Outstanding projects or initiatives have been completed, with the final report submitted.
  • All categories require a final report to ensure accountability and will be required to submit financial statements.
  • The Port Coquitlam Community Foundation and the City of Port Coquitlam Community Fund CCD Investment Program must be acknowledged by recipients in promotional materials.

Program Purpose

The CCD Investment Program acknowledges the contribution made by arts, heritage and culture within Port Coquitlam and assists in its development in order to:

  • Demonstrate municipal leadership and enable cultural organizations to leverage funding sources.
  • Encourage and support quality arts, heritage and cultural activities, which enhance the quality of life of Port Coquitlam residents.
  • Increase public appreciation, access and participation in arts, heritage and cultural activity.
  • Promote the continued development and expression of specific communities (as defined by proximity, commonality or interest) through art and cultural processes.
  • Stimulate excellence in Cultural programming.

Scope

The Program is available to organizations that meet the category criteria; however, application does not automatically result in the receipt of financial assistance.

Capital projects are beyond the scope of this Investment Program. These are covered under the Community Capital Projects Matching Grant Program.