Which projects were eligible for funding?
The eligibility criteria, outlined below, allowed for a broad range of projects that were eligible to receive funding through the Fund. Participating community foundations may have had additional eligibility criteria for local granting.
- Eligible projects must be based in Canada, must be connected to Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, and must work towards the Fund’s objectives, to:
- ENCOURAGE participation in community activities and events to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation;
- INSPIRE a deeper understanding about the people, places and events that shape our country and our communities; or
- BUILD vibrant and healthy communities with the broadest possible engagement of all Canadians, including indigenous peoples; groups that reflect our cultural diversity; youth; and official language minorities.
- Eligible projects must commit to performing funded activities and expenditures between the date that the grant is approved and before January 31, 2018.
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.
For example, an applicant that requests a $2,000 grant for a project would be required to come to the table with $2,000 worth of cash or in-kind support for their own project. Cash contributions may come from other funding sources; in-kind contributions may include volunteer hours or other resources that are not covered by the requested grant.
Please note that the following projects are ineligible:
- Major infrastructure projects (ie. building a building)
- Regular / annual events that are not connected to Canada’s 150th (ie. an annual music fest, an annual town fair).
- Projects related to political activities or lobbying
- Projects that are designed for fundraising purposes
- Any activity taking place outside Canada
- Projects that are already funded in whole or in part by the Government of Canada