Grant Writing Resources & Links


Below you’ll find Little Dog Creative’s grant writing resources and links.  Also be sure to check out our blog for more advice.

Grant-Writing Tips:

Check out our blog series on writing the perfect grant

Featured Grant Program Series:

Check out the featured grant program series for more details on spotlighted funding program

NEW! Want a comprehensive list of grants available by your particular artistic area? Check out our new resource list, organized by discipline/funder interest: ALL Grant Deadlines (By Discipline) – Jan18-2015

Where’s the Money?
Tips & Resources to get you started…


Primary GOVERNMENT funding sources:

  • Canadian Heritage, Human Resources Development Canada, Telefilm Canada
  • Canada Council for the Arts
  • BC Arts Council
  • Municipal Governments or Regional Governments (e.g. Metro Vancouver)

 Primary PRIVATE funding sources:

  • Foundations (you must have a charitable number!)
  • Main local foundation options include: Vancouver Foundation, Koerner Foundation, Hamber Foundation, other locally-based ones in your area (Richmond Community Foundation)
  • National/International Foundation option include: McLean Foundation, Canada Post Community Foundation, Kinder Morgan Foundation
  • Government arms-length/partnering agencies (e.g. BC Film & Media, First People Culture Council, ArtStarts, CHRC)
  • Private companies with organized giving programs (i.e. BC Hydro, Telus, ENP, Port Metro Vancouver, Banks/Credit Unions)

 Non-arts / non-traditional funding options:

  • Industry associations & companies (SOCAN, PMIA, Bravo, MUCHMusic, BCTC, artist associations etc.)
  • First Nation Bands
  • Non-arts government sources (social services, employment programs, neighbourhood funds, youth programs)

Non-Monetary Sources:

  • In-kind help, local businesses, friends and family
  • Stumped? Ask around, phone other artists and other arts organizations for advice, read their programmes and check out their website to see where they get their funding.


Grant writing tips:

Definition of Goals Vs Objectives: