The City of Port Coquitlam is now accepting applications for grants from the Community Cultural Development Investment Program. Find out more at a free Grant Information Session on Thursday April 30. Grant guidelines and application forms are available on-line at Cultural Development Investment Program (CCD) – Deadline Extended – May 29, 2020

The program accepts applications for specific types of grants throughout the year. The next deadline for the Project, Development and Operating categories has been extended to May 29.

The Project category supports one-time or ongoing projects, programs, events and festivals in Port Coquitlam delivered by non-profit organizations. Applicants are encouraged to adapt their application to respond to Covid 19 Provincial Health Authority measures and specific needs in the community.

Last year’s successful Project Category applicants included PoCo Heritage, to create a comic book to accompany its 2020 exhibition; Art Focus Artist Association, to support its art shows and demonstrations; Theatrix, to upgrade its website; Tri City School of Music, to increase accessibility to theSongbirds Choirs; Foolish Operations, to bring interactive dance performances for young children and their parents to Leigh Square, and more.

The Development category supports community cultural development by providing funding for strategic development, professional development and community arts, culture and heritage initiatives in Port Coquitlam. These initiatives can be undertaken by individual artists, groups and collectives, or organizations.

Operating category grants contribute towards the overall operating costs of well-established, not-for-profit Port Coquitlam organizations that offer quality arts, heritage and cultural programming to the community.

A review committee will assess applications based on grant criteria, including community support, public benefit, project budget and feasibility. The decisions are expected to be announced by the end of July.Attend a Free Grant Information Session – Thursday, April 30, 2020

To learn more about the Community Cultural Development Investment Program, sign up for a free, virtual grant information session on April 30 from 3 to 5 p.m. During the on-line session, participants will be guided through the CCD application process, provided examples of past grant projects, offered tips for successful grant writing, and have their questions answered. Register by email at to receive details on how to participate.

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