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Multicultural Initiatives Fund (MIF) - Project Funding

Grants to Saskatchewan Nonprofits and Agencies
for Projects that Encourage Cultural Diversity

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Grants of up to $10,000 to Saskatchewan nonprofits, First Nation bands, and municipalities to encourage cultural diversity within the Province. Applicants should consult with program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to support organizations in areas not typically funded by conventional support systems.

The MIF program objectives are to:
- Support ethno-cultural, multicultural, First Nations and Métis initiatives, projects and activities;
- Provide enabling resources to community-based organizations to ensure a wide-range of multicultural programs and services are offered to the people of Saskatchewan; and
- Stimulate and support the advancement of multiculturalism through cultural identity, intercultural understanding, or issues related to social justice and harmony.

Priority will be given to:
- Cross-cultural or intercultural educational projects;
- Multicultural festivals and events;
- First Nations and Métis educational activities or programs that have a focus on implementing or working towards implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action or reconciliation efforts;
- Organizations and projects not already funded by other Lottery-supported grant programs;
- Projects that have not received a MIF Project grant in the previous year; and
- Applications involving significant Indigenous and/or youth involvement, and those from the province’s smaller communities.

All funds are to be used for the benefit of cultural development in Saskatchewan and for residents of Saskatchewan.

Projects must meet at least one objective listed under the purpose of the MIF program to be considered for funding. Organizations and/or projects must address a community-identified need and demonstrate community involvement.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170659

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $10,000.

Term of Contract:

Eligible projects must start at least eight (8) weeks after the application deadline, and end within twelve (12) months of the project start date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be considered for MIF-P funding, applicants must meet the following eligibility:

Registered nonprofit organizations in Saskatchewan. These organizations must:
- have a primarily cultural mandate in Arts, Heritage, Multiculturalism or Cultural Industries as defined by SaskCulture’s Cultural Policy, or otherwise demonstrate significant engagement in cultural activity; and
- have been in existence as a registered nonprofit for at least one full fiscal year. If your organization has been incorporated for less than a year, please contact the SaskCulture consultant to discuss options; and
- be in good standing with Information Services Corporation (ISC); and
- have no outstanding grant follow-ups due to SaskCulture.

First Nation band or Municipality. The applicant must:
- be in good standing with the Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program; and
- have no outstanding grant follow-ups due to SaskCulture.

Applicants may submit one application per grant deadline. Multiple applications will not be considered.

Applicants can access only one MIF Project grant at a time.

Schools and post-secondary institutions are ineligible for this grant.

Unincorporated community groups may consider forming a partnership with an eligible organization to meet the eligibility requirements for this grant program.

Not Funded:
- Funds may not be used for construction, renovations or repairs, capital expenditures, cash prizes, gifts, or the purchase of alcohol;
- Activity that exclusively promotes definable religious or political viewpoints is not eligible;
- Contributions of volunteer hours are not an eligible budget expense;
- Food or food-related costs are generally ineligible. However, a maximum of 10% of the total grant award can be applied towards nutrition-related expenses if these costs can be directly attributed to the cultural activity;
- Allowances, wages or personal expenses for program registrants and participants are not eligible;
- Salaries and expenses of existing staff of the applicant organization are ineligible;
- Office and administration fees including utilities, rent and/or rental of an applicant organization facilities are ineligible; and
- In-kind contributions are ineligible (donations for food, goods, services, equipment, waiving rental fee, etc.).

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadlines are March 31 and September 30.

The MIF Project grant is a flexible project grant tailored to support a variety of project sizes and community needs throughout the province. Small projects and community groups can request up to $5,000 to support a cultural initiative without any requirement of matching this amount with other funding sources. However, larger requests will require greater commitment of support from the applicant organization and/or other funding sources.

For request amounts between $5,001 - $10,000, MIF Project will cover 70% of eligible costs and the applicant is required to contribute the additional 30% towards eligible costs. The amount the applicant is contributing must be explained in the budget section and must cover eligible expenses for the project. Amounts requested will be reduced if the applicant does not meet the minimum required contribution amounts.

Organizations are encouraged to consult with SaskCulture prior to submitting an application. SaskCulture will review applications to confirm basic eligibility requirements have been met.

Applicants are informed of results within approximately eight (8) weeks of the application deadline.

Successful applicants receive 75% of their total grant allocation upon grant approval and the remaining 25% upon SaskCulture’s acceptance of a properly filed follow-up report.

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Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Paul Gingras, Outreach Consultant
Phone: (306) 780-9813
Toll Free: 1-866-476-6830

404, 2125 - 11th Avenue
Regina, SK S4P 3X3

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Canada: Saskatchewan