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2021 Community Cultural Investment Program Opens November 13, 2020

2021 Community Cultural Investment Program Opens November 13, 2020

The City of Brantford Economic Development and Tourism Department will be accepting applications for the 2021 Community Cultural Investment Program (CCIP) from Friday, November 13, 2020 to Friday, January 8, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

Funded by the City of Brantford, the goals for the Community Cultural Investment Program are to:

  • Provide operating financial assistance to not-for-profit organizations within the Brantford arts, culture, and heritage community;
  • Encourage public awareness and appreciation of culture;
  • Increase access to quality local cultural programming; and
  • Enhance the quality-of-life of the citizens of Brantford. 

The CCIP program has two streams: Annual Operating Grants, and Core Operating Grants/Museum Funding Agreements. Annual Operating Grants provide smaller grants for operating, programming, and administrative grants. These annual grants are for organizations that provide cultural programming as their primary activity. Core Operating Grants are 3-year operating grants that provide stability to established core cultural organizations.

The Brant Community Foundation makes recommendations for funding, and applications are assessed based on the following criteria: community benefit, activities, and services offered, management and fiscal responsibility, and volunteer involvement.

CCIP Information Session

On Tuesday, November 24, 2020, from 5:00 to 6:00pm, the City of Brantford Economic Development and Tourism Department will be hosting a virtual CCIP Information Session on WebEx. Please e-mail Kara, Arts & Culture Development Officer, at to confirm your free registration. The information session will provide information about eligibility and assessment criteria, as well as tips for completing a successful application. All new applicants are required to attend the information session, or schedule a meeting with the Arts and Culture Development Officer to discuss their application in advance of the deadline. Previous and future applicants are welcome to attend.

The deadline for applications to the CCIP program is Friday, January 8, 2021 at 4:30pm.

For more information, please visit the City of Brantford website or contact:

Kara Davey, Arts & Culture Development Officer
519-751-9900 x 5567


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