News & Updates
How 'Social Infrastructure' Can Knit America Together
In his new book, "Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life", Eric Klinenberg clearly lays out the need for and opportunities realized through social infrastructure--libraries, childcares, schools, non profit spaces... fully applicable in Canada!
Community Gaming Captial Grants - Deadline July 31
Supporting non profit organizations with projects valued over $20,000; max grant available $250,000
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.