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Cultural Infrastructure

Program Category: Clean Energy, Climate Adaptation
Program Sub-Category: Economic Development
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Status: Open


Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT)

Deadline Details

Dates of NDIT's new intake structure will remain consistent on an annual basis and will be January 31, April 30 and July 31 at 11:59 pm.

Funder Organization Type

  • Trust

[This is a regional program and only supports communities in its service area. Details can be found in the program summary and on the program’s website.]
The Cultural Infrastructure program supports creation of, or the improvement of, arts, heritage, culture and creative innovation spaces. This program improves the access to, and quality of, professional arts and cultural facilities for residents and tourists alike.
Although the focus of NDIT programs is economic development, programs can also support community goals related to clean energy and adaptation. 

Eligible Community

All applicants must be located within Northern Development’s service region.
  • Local Governments
  • Registered First Nations Bands
  • Wholly Owned First Nation Development Corporations 

Regional Limitations

Yes (See the Map)

Other Eligible Applicants

Non-governmental Organizations / Not-for-Profits

Registered Not-for-Profits 

Type of Funding

  • Grant

Range of Funding Available per Project

  • Under $100 000
  • From $100 000 to $1 000 000

Description of Funding

Up to $100,000 grant to a maximum of 70% of the eligible project budget; or
Up to $300,000 grant to a maximum of 50% of the eligible project budget
The types of project that may be eligible include, but are not limited to:
• Museums
• Art Galleries and studios
• Heritage sites
• Performing art centres
• Interpretive centres

Percentage of Project Funded

• Up to $100,000 available to a maximum of 70 % for upgrades or repairs to an existing facility or amenity
• Up to $300,000 available to a maximum of 50 % for new construction and/or substantial upgrades to existing facilities