Cultural Infrastructure Grant

Non-profit organizations can apply for funding to improve arts and cultural spaces in Victoria. Funding ranges from $15,000 to $100,000 per organization.

Seven not-for-profit arts and culture organizations will benefit from just over $216,000 in Cultural Infrastructure Grant (CIG) program funding from the City of Victoria in 2023.

2023 Cultural Infrastructure Grant Recipients [PDF/44KB]

The CIG program provides grant funding to local not-for-profit organizations that own or operate cultural facilities to assist with purchasing specialized equipment, accessibility and facility upgrades, feasibility and planning studies. It can also be used to support the expansion and acquisition of new cultural spaces.   

Successful applicants represent a variety of artistic disciplines and spaces serving diverse communities.  

How to Apply

First, read the Cultural Infrastructure Grant (CIG) Program Guidelines [PDF/168KB]. You can then schedule an optional meeting with City staff to confirm eligibility and refine your application. Staff can help applicants who have limited grant writing expertise or resources. 

We encourage applicants who need help to meet with staff as early as possible to discuss their project. Draft application packages must be submitted for review by staff no later than two weeks before the application deadline.

Next, complete the CIG Application Form and Budget Template. Email both documents to Please note that hard copy applications will not be accepted.