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The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) – Access to Heritage component provides funding to heritage organizations for travelling exhibitions in Canada, to promote access to heritage across different geographic regions.
Application deadline: November 1, 2021
Digital Museums Canada invests in online projects by Canadian museums and heritage organizations, helping them build digital capacity and share stories and experiences with people everywhere.
Applications to the Small, Medium, and Large investment streams are due December 1, 2022.
The Digital Access to Heritage component of the Museums Assistance Program (MAP) provides funding to heritage organizations to digitize collections, develop digital content and build their capacity in these areas.
Deadline March 1, 2022, for projects starting between April 1, 2022, and March 31, 2024
The Recovery Fund for Heritage Organizations provides financial assistance to help heritage institutions, as they seek to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds will help compensate for lost revenues due to public health restrictions and capacity limits that were put in place.
Deadline to apply: August 2, 2022, at 5 pm (ET)
The Digital Greenhouse is a digital innovation initiative for Canadian individuals, groups and organizations. It supports short-term projects that leverage digital technology to address sectoral and digital challenges.Canada Council for the Arts
This Fund supports the capital costs of construction, renovation and/or retrofit activities in workplaces and communities, as well as the provision of accessible technologies.Employment and Social Development Canada
Infrastructure Canada is currently accepting applications for retrofits and new building projects for community buildings. Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis for projects under $3 million (and until July 6, 2021 at 23:59 PDT for projects from $3 million to $25 million).Infrastructure Canada
The Jackman Foundation provides grants to Canadian charities for projects or endeavours in Canadian Culture and Heritage.
Applications are due April 30, 2023.
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is providing funding to support Indigenous nations, governments and non-profit organizations in: digitizing existing documentary heritage related to Indigenous languages and cultures; and building the skills, knowledge and resources needed to digitize and preserve documentary heritage related to Indigenous languages and cultures.
The deadline to apply is noon on January 31, 2023 (Pacific Standard Time).
Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage – Local Festivals component provides funding to local groups for recurring festivals that present the work of local artists, artisans or heritage performers.Department of Canadian Heritage
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation funds Indigenous communities, survivor organizations, and registered nonprofits across Canada in order to support Indigenous reconciliation and community healing. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
The program is open to owners and eligible lessees of national historic sites, heritage lighthouses and heritage railway stations.
The deadline to submit an application is January 6, 2023.
This fund supports building community awareness of the value of natural infrastructure by improving access to nature, providing cleaner air and water, protecting and preserving biodiversity and wildlife habitats and mitigating carbon emissions.
2022 Deadline: September 27 at 3:00 p.m. ET.
The Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations provides financial assistance for ongoing operating costs to heritage institutions that have felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as they reopen and safely welcome back visitors. Closing date: October 20, 2021.Canadian Heritage
The 150 Time Immemorial grant program aims to advance reconciliation and learning; promote a diverse and inclusive society including honouring underrepresented and marginalized communities in our history (Indigenous people, black people, and people of color (IBPOC), members of the LGBTQ2S+ community, people with disabilities, and women), and support resiliency into the next 150 years.
The Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program provides fully-funded provincial grants to support economic resilience, tourism, heritage, and urban and rural economic development projects in communities impacted by COVID-19.Government of British Columbia
The City of Vancouver’s Cultural spaces grants support Vancouver-based arts and cultural spaces. They include small grants for cultural spaces, Cultural Infrastructure Grants, and Critical Assistance Capital Grants. Application deadlines vary.City of Vancouver
The fund provides $30 million in one-time grants to support the development and rejuvenation of tourism infrastructure, assets and experiences.
Expressions of interest are due by 1PM PT on Wednesday, December 7, 2022
The Heritage Legacy Fund provides community support, educational resources and grants for heritage projects throughout British Columbia.
Deadline: April 28, 2023
The goal of this grant is to support Indigenous communities to safeguard, revitalize and celebrate their heritage through projects that include the conservation of structures, cultural heritage sites, landscapes, trails and archives.
The Vancouver Foundation’s Recovery and Resiliency Fund supports recovery and planning for British Columbia organizations that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including those that are either Indigenous-led, rural, working in partnership with equity-denied communities, or operating on budgets of less than $1 million.
Applications are due September 30.
The aim of this program is to enable non-profits to be in a financial position to resume normal operations after the COVID-19 pandemic.Heritage Yukon
The Climate Innovation Grant Program provides up to $100,000 in funding for climate mitigation projects in Calgary and Edmonton.
Deadline: April 21, 2023
These grants assist Manitobans in identifying, protecting and interpreting the province’s human and natural heritage.
NEW:The Community Museum Project Support Program supports museum activities that advance reconciliation, equity, diversity, accessibility, inclusion, COVID-19 recovery, and collections management.
Applications are due February 5.
One-Time Community Grants are short-term grants (under $100,000) that support a wide range of projects in our community, including those relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Application form open now.
Deadline to Apply: October 3, 2022
My Main Street is a $23.25-million investment to help drive business and restore vibrancy to local communities across southern Ontario in the aftermath of COVID-19.My Main Street
Starting July 6, 2022, eligible organizations can apply for a Capital grant. Capital funding can help your non-profit address a community need by improving your facilities and spaces. Whether it’s purchasing equipment, building a new space, or completing renovations, retrofits or repairs, Capital grants support projects that will have a positive impact in your community.
Grant application deadline is August 3, 2022, 5 PM. ET
Repair, renovate or retrofit existing sport and recreation facilities to help strengthen communities.Ontario Trillium Foundation
Ontario is helping businesses recover costs for personal protective equipment and providing extra support for businesses required to close or significantly restrict services as a result of provincial public health measures.Government of Ontario
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation’s Community Events Stream supports organizations that host events that increase community profile and promote economic development in Northern Ontario. Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis from municipalities, Indigenous communities, non-profit organizations, and Local Services Boards located in Northern Ontario.Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation
The Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund supports the recovery efforts of organizations impacted by COVID-19 and helps them respond with immediate, medium, and longer-term recovery projects.
The deadline to apply is December 7, 2022, at 5PM ET.
The Strategic Economic Infrastructure Stream of the program enables the province to cover up to 30% of eligible minor capital projects that help spur economic growth, such as restoring museums and heritage sites, setting up community hubs, and streetscaping.Government of Ontario
The Government of Nova Scotia’s Community ACCESS-Ability Program assists non-profit community organizations in Nova Scotia with the removal of barriers for people with disabilities in public buildings and spaces.
Applications are due February 14.
The Harrison McCain Foundation supports community initiatives, arts and culture groups, science, health and environmental projects, and education, primarily in Atlantic Canada. Applications are due November 15, 2022.Harrison McCain Foundation
The Heritage Organization Development Grant provides historical societies, museums and other heritage associations, located throughout the province, with a portion of their annual operating support.Government of Ontario