As Canada marks 150 years, communities in Newfoundland and Labrador have an opportunity to come together in a way that will build vibrant and healthy places to live, foster a greater sense of belonging, support meaningful reconciliation, and leave a lasting legacy for future generations.
This year, the Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador's grant program will focus on projects that mark the 150th anniversary of Canada's confederation. This isn't just restricted to celebrations and commemorative projects -- we will also be granting to arts programs, environmental clean-ups, and other community initiatives that include a new component for 2017.
The Community Fund for Canada's 150th is a collaborative effort, seeded by the Government of Canada and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast, and matched and delivered locally by Canada's 191 community foundations.
We will be accepting applications for the next round of funding this spring. Applications must be submitted online. Please return to this page in early March for deadlines, updated guidelines, and maximum grant amounts.
Why is CFNL participating in the Community Fund for Canada's 150th?
Partnering with the Community Fund for Canada's 150th provides CFNL with access to matching funds to make more grants to organizations within Newfoundland and Labrador. These grants will be responsive to local priorities and will foster a greater sense of belonging, inclusion, and reconciliation in our communities.
ELIGIBLE GRANT RECIPIENTS
• Registered charities
• Registered municipalities and aboriginal community governments
• Registered Canadian amateur athletic associations
Eligible projects include, but are not limited to:
• Celebratory or commemorative activities and events
• Community-building activities and events
• Sport and active-living activities and events
• Artistic projects and initiatives
• Environmental stewardship initiatives
• Learning materials and activities
Projects that are not eligible include:
• Major infrastructure projects (e.g. building a building)
• Regular or annual events that are not connected to Canada’s 150th
• Projects related to political activities or lobbying
• Projects that are designed for fundraising purposes
• Projects that are already funded in whole or in part by the Government of Canada
1. Eligible projects must be based in Canada and must work towards the Fund's objectives to:
• Encourage participation in community activities and events to mark Canada's 150th.
• Inspire a deeper understanding about the people, places, and events that shape our communities and our country.
• 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.
2. Eligible projects must commit to performing funded activities and expenditures between the date the grant is approved and before January 31, 2018.
3. All successful applicants must match the amount of the grant made through in-kind or cash contributions. For example, an applicant that requests a $2,000 grant for a project would be required to contribute $2,000 worth of funding from other sources and/or in-kind support such as volunteer hours, donated services, equipment, or space.
• All proposed projects must either be new for the 2017 anniversary year, or, if the program existed prior to receiving the grant, it must have a new component for 2017.
• An eligible recipient may have multiple successful projects, but each project can receive only one grant.
• All projects must take place within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.