As you may already know Canada’s 150th birthday is fast approaching. The Government of Canada is working with the private and volunteer sectors, levels of government and businesses to put together an imaginative, entertaining and thrilling year of celebrations in 2017.
I want to direct your attention to the Canada 150 Fund. The Canada 150 Fund (Community) is administered by the Department of Canadian Heritage, and an additional fund is being administrated by the Community Foundations of Canada (Micro-grants.) The goal of these two Canada 150 Funds is to create opportunities for Canadians to participate in local, regional and national celebrations that contribute to building a sense of pride and attachment to Canada on this special year. The Canada 150 Fund (Community) has a deadline of May 31st, 2016.
The program supports and encourages activities that correspond with the Canada 150 vision – and its 4 major new themes:
◾Diversity and Inclusion
The Canada 150 Fund (Community) is directed at community-activity projects, such as outdoor exhibits, youth civic initiatives, participative art, youth music programs, community campouts, and cross-cultural festivals. You can read more about this fund at this address below (these have a deadline of May 31st, 2016): http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1424795454758
If you have direct inquiries or need support with an application please reach out to Monica Christ, Senior Program Advisor with the Department of Canadian Heritage, by telephone at 1-604-363-2696 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community Foundations of Canada Fund (Micro-grants) will be supporting thousands of initiatives providing between $100 and $15,000 micro-grants per project. Eligible projects are required to match the value of the grant requested, through in-kind or cash contributions equal to the value of the grant.
◾Encourage participation in local activities that celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation
◾Promote a better understanding of the people, places, and events
◾Build vibrant and healthy communities, and communicate the involvement of indigenous peoples, groups that reflect our pluralism, official language minorities, and youth
You can apply for the Community Micro-Grants at the link below:
Canadian Heritage can be reached by email at PCH.bro-wro.PCH@canada.ca, or by phone at 780-495-3350 (toll-free is 1-866-811-0055). Click here to access a guide on how to apply and access these two funds.