Get Funding and Grant Writing Help for Your Project in Port Coquitlam

Port Coquitlam non-profit groups and individuals that offer arts, heritage and cultural programs are invited to apply for a grant from the city and attend a free grant writing workshop.

The City of Port Coquitlam is accepting applications until Sept. 30 for its second round of its 2018 Community Cultural Development Investment Program (CCD).

Grants up to $5000 are available to Port Coquitlam organizations and individuals that offer quality arts, heritage and cultural activities in the following categories:

  • Project and Festival – up to $5,000 for not-for-profit organizations applying for arts, culture, heritage projects/events.
  • Development:
    • Capacity Building Program up to $5,000 for an organization’s strategic development.
    • Professional Development Program – up to $1,000
    • Community Initiative Program – up to $2,500 for new arts, culture and heritage groups, collectives or individuals who do not have not-for-profit status but who have projects that serve the community.

A review committee will rank applications based on benefit to the community, ability to deliver the project or initiative and project budget and design. The decisions will be announced in early January.

The City is also offering a free grant writing clinic for groups and individuals on Saturday, September 22 from 1-4 pm in the Gathering Place.

Facilitator, Mary Ann Anderson of Little Dog Creative Consulting, will work with participants to develop and strengthen their grant applications. Bring in your toughest grant questions and tackle it together in this collective writing clinic. Anderson will demystify budgets and provide participants with practical tips. Space is limited and available on a first come first served basis. Email to register.

Anderson has provided consulting services to over 100 clients in the areas of arts management, organizational planning, capacity building and public fundraising.

Visit for more information or to complete an application form. Questions may be directed to or 604-927-7915.



Carrie Nimmo
Manager of Community and Cultural Development
City of Port Coquitlam
T: 604.927.7915