Indigenous Language Projects: for language revitalization projects, including workshops and classes. Examples:
Cultural Research, Documentation, Tools and Resources: for research, documentation and the development of materials to support cultural awareness and traditional knowledge. Examples:
Cultural Mentorship or Learning: for projects involving training and mentorship in cultural knowledge or activities. Examples:
Travel: for travel related expenses to attend and/or participate in community or cultural activities, events, workshops or conferences which are typically unavailable in your community. Examples:
The priorities of all Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF) programs are to support:
Note: For art presentations or exhibitions that are contemporary and/or do not involve culture and community in the creation and delivery, see OAC’s Indigenous Arts Projects program.
This program has an open deadline.
Important: Due to the number of applications we receive and the limited funds available, grants awarded may be smaller than the amount requested.
Read the Indigenous Culture Fund Terms and Conditions for more eligibility information.
Note: Applicants may apply for up to 100 per cent of the project costs, but are encouraged to seek revenue from a variety of sources where possible.
The activity for which you are requesting funding:
If you receive a grant you must submit a final report upon completion of the project. A final report form will be available in Nova. Final reports for this program require grant recipients to provide:
Complete and submit an application in Nova, OAC’s online grant application system. You will be able to do this approximately two months before the deadline.
Before applying, you must:
You are encouraged to contact the program administrator and/or grants facilitator to discuss eligibility before applying.
Your application includes:
OAC is committed to having an accessible application process. OAC can, if needed, provide an alternate form or process to submit an application. See the Inclusive Application Process Policy. Oral applications may be accepted from Indigenous applicants.
Complete instructions and requirements are in the application in Nova .
For information on how assessors rate applications see the Indigenous Culture Fund Small Grants Assessment Criteria.