Project Grants

Annual CCACS Project Grants are available for non-profit organizations or community groups in Williams Lake and the Central Cariboo (CRD Areas D, E, and F) to support and develop arts and culture within this region. The funding for these grants is courtesy of the City of Williams Lake and the Cariboo Regional District (Central Cariboo Arts & Culture function), subject to the availability of funds.

Project Grants of between $300 and $3,000 are available for projects which

  • Are new or build creatively on previous work
  • Are likely to increase participation in arts & culture
  • Take place within the Central Cariboo region (Williams Lake and/or CRD Areas D, E, and F)
  • Will be completed by December 31st 2019
  • Include some financial or in-kind contribution by the applicant


    • Applicants are encouraged to contact the CCACS Executive Director to ensure that their project and organization are eligible for support prior to completing an application form.
    • Applicants should complete the application form as accurately as possible, add separate sheets where necessary and take careful note of any additional materials requested. Each section must be complete when the application is submitted and the application must be signed by two members of the organization. Attachments must be printed on white 8.5″ x 11″ paper, one side only; do not use coloured or fancy paper. Use a readable font size – between 10 and 12 point.
  • Applications must be received at the above address or email no later than 4:00 p.m. on January 31st 2019. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure the application is complete and on time. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted, regardless of the postmark date. Emailed applications must contain authentic signatures.


    • Does the project show some originality or bring some new direction to what the applicant normally does?
    • Is the project likely to increase participation (by artists or public or both)?
    • Can the project be completed by December 31, 2019?
    • Is the project located within the Central Cariboo region?
    • Is the project budget reasonable and does it show some financial or in-kind contribution by the applicant?
  • If the applicant was a previous grant recipient, did they comply with all applicable conditions attached to that grant?

Applications for grants are adjudicated by panels made up of members of the arts and culture community who recommend to the CCACS Directors which applications should be supported and the dollar amount of that support. Each panel is chaired by a CCACS Director or by the Executive Director. The role of the Chair is to provide information, manage the process and record the panel’s decision. The Chair does not make a judgment on the applications. Awards will be made by the Cariboo Regional District on the recommendation of the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society, subject to the availability of funds.

Applicants will be notified of results by letter from the CCACS, within three months of the deadline. Results are not released over the telephone.


    • All funding is subject to the availability of funds.
    • Successful applicants must acknowledge the support of the Cariboo Regional District and City of Williams Lake through the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society on all promotional materials, advertising, and programs related to the project being funded. Acknowledgements must be approved by the CCACS Executive Director prior to usage. This is an important condition of receiving a grant because it informs the public of sources of support, and encourages public support for public funding of the arts.
    • Grants may only be used for the purposes outlined in the application. Material changes to the nature or scope of the project must be reported promptly to CCACS. In such cases, CCACS may require full or partial repayment of the grant. Grant recipients who have not completed their project by December 31, 2018 must also notify CCACS. Grants must be repaid in full to the Cariboo Regional District if the grant recipient ceases operating or dissolves prior to completion of the project.
    • CCACS Directors and staff do their best to attend client performances and events. Grant recipients are required to send CCACS information on any public performances or events presented in the context of their grant-supported projects. This information should be mailed/delivered or e-mailed to the CCACS Executive Director. The Executive Director will also ensure your information is advertised through the CCACS website and Facebook page, and any posters provided will be posted at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre.
  • Grant recipients are required to file a Project Grant Report with the CCACS within one month of the project’s completion. Applications for future grants will not be considered until reports on previous grants have been received and approved by CCACS. These reports help us to evaluate the achievements of Arts and Culture Function funded activities in the community; monitor the effectiveness of our grant programs; and report to the stakeholders how funds are spent. Successful applicants will receive an outline of what to include in their report.

Failure to adhere to the conditions of funding will have an adverse effect on future applications to the CCACS Project Grants Program, and may result in ineligibility.

Applicants, specifically new applicants, are encouraged to contact CCACS before filling out the application. For further information on this program, contact CCACS Executive Director Leah Selk at:
Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society
90 Fourth Avenue North, Williams Lake, BC V2G 2C6
Telephone: 778-412-9044

Download the application form (open and edit using the latest version of Adobe Acrobat)