Any citizen of Lynchburg, non-profit organization within city limits, or any consortium of organizations within the City is eligible to apply. Though an applicant is not required to be a citizen of Lynchburg or be located within City limits, priority will be given to these applicants. Funds cannot be used for projects for which a single entity or individual profits directly; this is not applicable to projects in which proceeds are donated or there is no intent for profit generation.
Eligible Use of Project Funds
Funds are only for projects within the geographic boundaries of the Arts & Cultural District (see map above). Funds can be used to leverage other funding sources for the specific project, but are solely intended to cover expenses directly related to the project for which the applicant requested funding. Funds may not be used to cover the routine operating expenses of an organization, or for expenses incidental to a project or event such as personnel expenses, dues, planning expenses, etc.
Other Program Eligibility Information
- All projects must start before December 31, 2023.
- Be current on any and all City of Lynchburg taxes prior to grant disbursement
- Funds are for arts- and culture-related projects only