Community Cultural Partnership Program

Your non-profit organization may be eligible for up to $2,500 to assist with activities that promote the culture and heritage of Prince Edward Island.  Priority will be given to new initiatives fostering community partnerships. Applications will be received until April 30, 2021.

This is a competitive process and not all applications will receive funding. 


In order to apply for funding your organization must:

  • be a registered non-profit, community-based organization;
  • be in operation for the previous 12 months; and
  • meet the insurance requirements outlined in the funding agreement.

What types of activities are eligible for funding?

Grants are available for eligible projects completed between April 1st and March 15th in the following two categories:

Arts and Heritage Activities

  • Community histories
  • Exhibits
  • Promotion and marketing initiatives
  • Product development
  • Multi-media projects

Training and Development

  • Organizational training
  • Board training

The following items are not eligible for funding:

  • Salaries
  • Capital cost
  • Honoraria for project coordinator
  • Food cost
  • In kind contributions
  • Administration fees (office, rental and utilities)

Note: All funding will be subject to the terms and conditions issued by the Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture including the following:

  • Grants are limited to 50 per cent of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $2,500.
  • The total funding from all provincial government sources will be limited to 60 per cent of the total project costs.
  • Applications can only be made to one departmentally funded program for each project.
  • Normally, funding will not be awarded to organizations already in receipt of operational grants from the Province of Prince Edward Island.
  • New funding will not be granted to an organization which has not met the terms and conditions of a previous grant.
  • Funding will not be awarded to projects already underway.
  • Activities for which the primary focus is fundraising are not eligible under this program.
  • Organizations may submit a maximum of two (2) applications per fiscal Year.

What criteria will be used to select projects?

Applications are individually scored by an advisory committee based on the following criteria:

  • Support material provided
  • Compliance with the program priority
  • Establishment of community partnerships
  • Impact of project on the community
  • Overall quality of the project
  • Completeness of the application
  • Potential or capacity of the organization to complete the project
  • Eligibility of the expenses and revenues
  • Financial cash contribution from other sources (anticipated and confirmed)
  • a COVID-19 Operational Plan and a viability plan that addresses the information listed here.

How is funding allocated?  

Once your project is approved, all required supporting documents are submitted and the funding agreement is signed, 80 per cent of funds will be issued.

The final 20 per cent will be issued upon receipt of final invoice and the approval of the final report and project financials (revenues and expenses).

Your projects must be completed between April 1st and March 15th.

How do we apply for this grant?

The deadline to apply is April 30, 2021. Applications must be submitted on the appropriate application form and must include all required supporting documentation including complete budgetary information.


Community Cultural Partnership Program 

Cultural Development Division, Innovation PEI
Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture
94 Euston Street
PO Box 910
Charlottetown PE C1A 7L9

Telephone: 902-368-6300
Toll-free (North America): 1-800-563-3734
Fax: 902-368-6301

Published date: 
February 15, 2017
Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture

General Inquiries

Cultural Development Division, Innovation PEI
Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture
94 Euston Street
PO Box 910
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7L9
Telephone: 902-368-6300
Toll-free (North America): 1-800-563-3734
Fax: 902-368-6301