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Ontario 400th Celebrations Program

Grants to Ontario, Canada Organizations & Municipalities for
Activities Celebrating French Speakers in Ontario

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Province of Ontario, Office of Francophone Affairs

Deadline Date:

02/11/15 5:00 PM EST


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Grants of up to $50,000 to Ontario non-profits, municipalities, band councils, and Aboriginal organizations for projects that engage the community commemorating the 400th anniversary of the French speaking population's presence in and contributions to the Province. Eligible activities must be open to the public at large without membership in a club or group.

The Ontario 400th Celebrations Program will provide project-based funding to support organizations in developing community engagement projects that celebrate and commemorate 400 years of Francophone presence and contributions in Ontario during 2015. These projects will also be underscored by the anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s most important voyage to the province.

The overall goal is to provide Ontarians with access to a variety of projects that recognize the important role of Franco-Ontarians in the province’s history and development, while stimulating local economies and tourism in the province.

Applicants must have a sufficient number of bilingual staff, proportional to expected audience size, to offer services in both official languages during the proposed project. (May vary per event type.)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151271

Estimated Size of Grant:

Organizations with cash operating budgets of under $150,000: up to $20,000.
Organizations with cash operating budgets of $150,000 or more: up to $50,000.

Term of Contract:

April 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Non-profit umbrella organizations represent cultural entities or prominent Francophone associations.
- Members of a consortium lead by an eligible non-profit umbrella organization, trade association, or sector council.
- Brand councils established under the Indian Act, Canada, or other Aboriginal organizations, including tribal councils, which are incorporated.
- Municipalities, Chambers of Commerce, and Business improvement areas.

Applicant organizations must have been in existence for one year or longer in Ontario as of January 2015.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must have a confirmed cash contribution of at least 50 per cent of the total cash operating budget for the proposed project, which includes a minimum cash contribution of 10 per cent from the applicant organization.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
(416) 325-4949

For technical support including any computer related issues:
In Toronto: (416) 325-6691
Toll Free: 1-855-216-3090

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Ontario;

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