CBT Grants

Our funding - from small to large - promotes the health of individuals, communities and ecosystems throughout the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region. Each granting stream is supported by its own Advisory Committee comprised of local volunteers with interest and expertise relevant to the specific grant. Advisory Committees review proposals and make funding recommendations to the CBT Board of Directors.

Arts & Culture Grant
The CBT Arts & Culture Committee has an annual discretionary budget to fund small projects throughout the region. Projects will be funded up to a maximum of $5,000.

Funding Timeline
Applications are now closed for 2023 and will be reopening in early 2024. Sign up for our newsletter to receive timely updates about our grants, including when they open for applications. 

Funding Priorities
While the Arts & Culture Committee is open to creative ideas, funding priority will be given to projects that:

  • Provide age-friendly opportunities for participation in arts & cultural activities (particularly inter-generational and for youth);
  • Foster cross-community and/or cross-cultural engagement, teaching, and learning;
  • Contribute to language development (Nuu-chah-nulth and other languages);
  • Build capacity in the arts;
  • Deliver equity-seeking initiatives that aim to address barriers to equal access and participation in the arts (BIPOC, LGBT2Q+, people with disabilities etc.).