News & Updates

BC Accessibility Grant Funding

from the Rick Hansen Foundation; next deadline Nov 2018, however applicants must have their current accessiblity rated through the Program prior to applying (no cost). Go to URL link for details. Up to $20,000 in funding for accessiblity improvements to existing buildings. 

Creative Hub Funding through Dept of Canadian Heritage

Defined as a "multi-tenant facility whch brings together professionals from a range of arts or hertiage sectors and creative disciplines... providing shared space, equipment and amenties". See guidelines in URL link for more details.

Community-Initiated Capital Project Funding for Arts & Heritage

Part of the "Building Communities through Arts and Heritage" program, Department of Canadian Heritage announces "Legacy Funding" for Community-initiated capital projects that engage citizens and raise awareness of local arts and heritage. Recipients may receive up to 50% of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $500,000.

New social housing & production space for artists coming to Main & 2nd

City of Vancouver announced approval for a Community Land Trust of BC and BC Artscape operated space for 30 units of housing for artists with 4,000sf of shared production space on the ground floor. 

NEW - Case Studies in Social Purpose Real Estate

SPRE is proud to share seven new case studies in social purpose real estate and 30+ profiles on spre projects from around BC. Digging deep into topics of partnerships/people, steps to realization, funding/financing, operations/tenanting and impact/lessons learned, the studies cover a diversity of projects from across all sectors. Check them out on the "Case Studies" pages, Social Purpose Real Estate Colaborative.

Real Estate Foundation Grants to Help Sustainable Land Use in BC

Union Gospel Mission to Provide New Social Housing and Recovery Centre

Solutions to Nonprofit Displacement, from Northern California Grantmakers

SPRE goes Social with Twitter and Instagram

Check out the SPRE feeds on Twitter and Instagram @space4community

Tackling the Question of "pop-up" versus "permanent" -- We want both, right?

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