City of Kelowna Grants

Arts & Culture Grants

The City of Kelowna offers four categories of Arts & Culture Grants to non-profit organizations.  These grants are awarded on an annual basis and organizations may apply for grants under more than one category in the same calendar year. 

The four categories include:

  • General Operating Grants are available to arts, culture and heritage organizations carrying out the majority of their work in Kelowna 
  • Project Grants are available to community organizations providing a festival, event or project that feature arts, culture and/or heritage for the benefit of Kelowna residents 
  • Organization Development Grants provide assistance to non-profit arts, culture and heritage organizations for the purpose of undertaking activities or initiatives that will develop the organization’s capacity and sustainability
  • Community Arts Grants encourage the creation of publicly accessible artworks, fosters community pride, identity and reflects the diversity of the community 

Community Social Development Grants

Grants are available to registered non-profit Kelowna based organizations who make an impact on the social well-being and resiliency of the community. The purpose of the Community Social Development Grants is to make available funding to organizations offering services or programs with the goal of generating, promoting or accelerating socially beneficial services or programs in the city of Kelowna. (Intake closed for 2018)

For a copy of the application form, guidelines and applicable policies please visit the Central Okanagan Foundation grants information page.

Special Requirements

Eligible organizations must be incorporated as a non-profit society and operate primarily in Kelowna.

Last Updated: May 16, 2018