COVID-19 and support measures for the culture, history and sport sectors
Learn about the immediate action the Government of Canada is taking to provide support measures and financial relief for the culture, heritage and sport sectors.
- Support for Canadian Heritage grants and contributions recipients during the COVID-19 outbreak
- COVID-19: Support for the culture, heritage and sport sectors
The Events component of the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program provides funding to community-based events that promote intercultural or interfaith understanding, civic memory and pride or respect for a healthy democracy, as well as celebrations of a community’s history and culture, such as heritage months recognized by Parliament.
Who can apply
The following groups and institutions are eligible for funding:
- Canadian not-for-profit organizations, associations and unincorporated groups of individuals;
- Canadian incorporated and unincorporated municipalities and townships with a population of up to 10,000; and
- Canadian Indigenous organizations.
To be eligible for funding your event must:
- establish concrete opportunities for positive interaction among cultural, religious or ethnic communities;
- demonstrate involvement of more than one single cultural, religious or ethnic community or target a single cultural community and provide opportunities to engage with and foster pride in the community’s history, culture and/or identity, such as heritage months recognized by Parliament;
- help foster intercultural or interfaith understanding, civic memory and pride, and/or respect for healthy democratic values; and
- be open to and intended for the general public.
There is no established deadline date to submit a funding application under the Events component of the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program, as applications are accepted on a continuous basis. However, applications must be submitted at least 18 weeks prior to the proposed event start date.
How to apply
- Read the Application Guidelines in their entirety before completing your application.
- Contact us to request an application package and to submit the required documentation.
You must meet all the eligibility requirements and submit a complete application package to be considered for funding. A complete application package includes:
- the Application Form Events-CSMARI;
- a balanced Budget Form (no surplus or deficit) Events-CSMARI; and
- the following supporting documents:
- two most recent financial statements (annual audited statements if available);
- documents demonstrating your organization’s legal constitution, bylaws, and incorporation, or articles of association for unincorporated applicants; and
- letters of support from event partners (if applicable).
Additional documents may be required, depending on the nature of your event.
Department of Canadian Heritage
Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program
15 Eddy Street
Gatineau QC K1A 0M5
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Agents are available to answer your questions Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm (ET).