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Community Anniversaries – Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

Grants to Canada Nonprofits, Tribes,
and Agencies to Support Local Events

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Grants to Canada nonprofit organizations, tribes, and municipal agencies for one-time local events. Funding is intended to support small capital projects accompanying activities that celebrate an important local personality or historical event. Eligible projects may include the restoration of objects, community art projects, community history books, statues, and murals.

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage – Community Anniversaries component provides funding to local groups for non-recurring local events, with or without a minor capital project.

Funding is available for non-recurring events that mark the 100th anniversary or greater, in increments of 25 years (e.g., 125th, 150th); of a significant local historical event or personality.

Funding includes capital projects. Successful projects may receive funding for events that:

  • Present the work of local artists, artisans and heritage performers or specialists;
  • Actively involve members of the local community; and
  • Are intended for and accessible to the general public.

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GrantWatch ID#: 177625

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Successful projects may receive up to 100 percent of eligible expenses to a maximum of $200,000.
- Capital projects: up to a maximum amount of $25,000.

Term of Contract:

Funding is intended for events that will occur during the next calendar year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for funding under the Community Anniversaries component, organizations must be:
- A local, non-profit organization or group;
- A local band council, local tribal council or other local Aboriginal government or equivalent organizations (First Nations, Inuit or Métis); or
- A municipal administration, a municipal agency or a public authority of the municipality.

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadline: April 30 for events that will occur during the next calendar year.

Contact the nearest regional office of the Department of Canadian Heritage to request the Community Anniversaries Application Guide and an application form.

Written notification of the funding decision will be issued within 24 standard weeks.

Once funding is approved, the first payment will be issued no later than 4 weeks after the applicant has been notified of the funding decision.

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

Regional offices of the Department of Canadian Heritage:

Department of Canadian Heritage
Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage
15 Eddy Street, 8th Floor
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0M5


Telephone: 819-997-0055
1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)

TTY: 1-888-997-3123 (toll-free)

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Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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