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The Culture Build Investment Program provides matching funds to assist the City's not-for-profit cultural sector with funding for state of good repair capital projects.

The arts and cultural organizations that are supported through the Culture Build Investment Program provide a wide variety of opportunities for Toronto residents to engage in the arts as participants, volunteers or audience members.

In 2015, Toronto City Council has earmarked $330,000 for the program. To date, the Culture Build Investment Program has helped bring 78 cultural facilities closer to a state of good repair.
Applicants to the Culture Build Investment Program must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. incorporated as a not-for-profit organization;
  2. located in the City of Toronto;
  3. have been in existence for a minimum of three years;
  4. own the facility or have at least five years remaining on their current lease at the time of applying to the program;
  5. are not City-owned facilities.

Funding for feasibility studies may be provided to those organizations that meet the existing eligibility criteria.

The program does not support regular building maintenance costs and cost of purchasing or building a facility.

The maximum allocation available and recommended through the Culture Build Investment Program is $100,000.00

In all cases, the City’s grant will not exceed 50 percent of total capital costs with matching funds coming from other levels of government, private sector and/or in-kind contributions.

The submission deadline is April 10, 2015. Applications and information about the Culture Build Investment Program is available by contacting Lori Martin at 416-392-5225

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