About Operating Grants

The CRD Arts Committee offers annual operating assistance to qualifying organizations. These grants support on-going operational costs for arts activities in the Capital Regional District.

Helpful Information

Financial Statement requirements effective as of Fall 2017:

Organizations with cash budgets of $300,000 or less are now required to submit Compilation Financial statements with Notice to Reader (NTR). This requirement has been established by the Arts Commission in order to assure a minimum standard of financial reporting for organizations seeking support through CRD funding programs.

These Financial Statements may be prepared by a qualified person either internal or external to the organization, such as an accountant, a bookkeeper, or the Board Treasurer. The Statements must include a balance sheet, statement of revenues and expenses, notes relating to the financial statements where appropriate, and show comparative columns for the most recently completed year and previous year, on the same page.

Application Form

New applicants must confirm eligibility with the Arts Development office prior to submitting an application. Application forms will be made available in Excel format by the Arts Development office. Please read the Operating Grants Guidelines prior to completing an application. Application to the program does not guarantee funding.

The following sample application forms are available for informational purposes only.

To confirm eligibility or for further information please contact the Arts Development Office, at 250.360.3215 or by email.

2018 Fall Deadline: Wednesday, September 12th at 4:30pm.

Important Note

Organizations who are not current recipients of CRD operating funding must confirm their eligibility prior to submitting an application.

CRD Logo

CRD funding support must be acknowledged on programs, posters, organizational websites and, when possible, verbally. The CRD logo is available in 'eps' and 'tiff' formats, as well as text for written and/or verbal acknowledgement. If you require assistance with CRD logos, please don't hesitate to contact the Arts Development office: 250.360.3215 or email.