Cultural Development Fund 2012-2013
Please note that this program will end on March 31, 2013.
- Cooperation framework
- Eligible recipients
- Eligible expenditures
- Content of application
- Evaluation criteria
- Funding terms
- Acknowledgment of the Government of Canada’s contribution
- How to apply
The Cultural Development Fund aims to:
- support and strengthen the cultural and artistic activities and cultural expression of official-language minority communities to enhance their vitality;
- promote the contribution of arts, culture and heritage to the sustainable development of official-language minority communities and Canadian society;
- develop and promote the arts, culture and heritage of official-language minority communities in Canadian society;
- foster identity-building and a sense of belonging within Canada’s official-language minority communities; and
- give Canadians access to the richness of the official-language minority communities’ culture, arts and heritage.
National, interprovincial, provincial/territorial, regional or local contributions will be made directly to organizations or for special projects related to agreements on intergovernmental cooperation on minority-language services.
Canadian not-for-profit institutions and organizations, provincial and territorial governments, and any provincial or territorial government body.
Eligible expenditures include, but are not limited to:
- costs to carry out projects that help ensure the long-term development of official-language minority communities in the area of arts, culture and heritage.
The following expenditures are not eligible:
- capital expenditures;
- recurring projects;
- organization’s operating expenditures;
- regular coordination, networking and strategic planning;
- needs analyses and research;
- professional training;
- activities with an international dimension;
- activities beyond March 31, 2013.
Each year, the Program will set deadlines for submitting applications and post them on its website: www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/lo-ol/pubs/frm/pdclo-dolcp/calndr-eng.cfm.
Content of application
- Assessment of the situation in the area being applied for (with a description of the facts that led to the project being developed and the rationale for selecting the proposed approach).
- Description of the proposed project and implementation schedule.
- Clear statement of expected outcomes, with performance indicators for the entire project.
- Linkages with the above objectives of the Cultural Development Fund: organizations must clearly indicate how the direct outcomes of the activities will help meet one or more of the objectives of the Cultural Development Fund.
- Linkages with the development plans of official-language minority communities, if applicable.
- Implementation schedule.
- Budget with a breakdown of the projected expenditures and financial contribution of each party for the proposed activities.
- If applicable, measures taken in communication and outreach activities to the other official-language group.
- Project’s contribution to the development of culture, arts and heritage.
- Advancement of cultural and artistic activities and cultural expression within official-language minority communities by creating dynamic and appealing living spaces, and through the discovery and visibility of cultural diversity.
- Development of quality relationships with other partners.
- Project benefits and impact on the community involved.
- Innovative nature of the project.
- Tangible building initiatives resulting from coordination among various stakeholders.
- Diversification of funding sources.
- Project visibility (pan-Canadian, interregional, interprovincial or interterritorial).
- Linkages with the objectives of the Cultural Development Fund sub-component.
Funding decisions are based on the above criteria, on funding priorities and on available funds. All funding decisions are made by the Minister of Canadian Heritage.
The Department provides funding to successful applicants in the form of grants or contributions and establishes the reporting requirements and terms and conditions of payment.
With the provincial and territorial governments, financial support from the Cultural Development Fund will be provided under cooperation agreements on services.
The funding mechanism (grant or contribution) will be chosen based on the proposal’s level of risk and on the criteria established by the Department.
The Department will assume no responsibility for any contractual commitments entered into by the Applicant prior to confirmation of financial support from the Department.
Acknowledgment of the Government of Canada’s contribution
Recipients are required to acknowledge the contribution from the Department of Canadian Heritage in any promotion or advertising related to the activities for which funding is provided.
How to apply
Organizations and institutions wishing to apply for funding under the Cultural Development Fund sub-component must use the Application Guide and Application Form (Parts A, B, C, D, E and Appendixes C, D et E), under the Community Life Component.
For more information or to submit an application, organizations and institutions should contact Support for Official Languages Programs in their local Canadian Heritage office
(see www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/lo-ol/cntct/102-eng.cfm), whether the project is local, provincial or territorial.
Applicants for funding for pan-Canadian projects or projects that involve two or more regions of Canada should call the Official Languages Support Programs Branch of the Department of Canadian Heritage at 819-994-2222.
Provincial and territorial governments that wish to apply under the Cultural Development Fund should call the Official Languages Support Programs Branch of the Department of Canadian Heritage at 819-994-2222.