Multicultural Initiatives Fund - Project Funding - Deadline: Oct. 15th

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Multicultural Initiatives Fund - Project Funding - Deadline: Oct. 15th

The Multicultural Initiatives Fund (MIF) aims to advance multiculturalism in Saskatchewan by supporting projects that encourage people to share, learn, appreciate, respect and accept cultural diversity. The MIF-Project grant provides funds to organizations in areas not typically funded by conventional support systems. 

Projects can be funded up to a maximum of $10,000, with conditions. *See the application guidelines for more information and examples of how eligible expenses are calculated. 

Organizations should consider if their project falls within one of the following streams before applying: 

  • Cultural Retention - organizations passing on cultural practices and traditions within a particular cultural community. 

  • Celebration of Diversity - includes education and festivals that showcase differences and similarities, most often through performance, cuisine and other arts. 

  • Anti-Racism - work looks at issues of power and privilege and how they impact individual and systemic discrimination; it usually includes active dialogue to build equity and justice in our institutions and communities. 

  • Intercultural Connections - entails different cultural and indigenous groups coming together over time to build bridges i.e. exchanges, cooperative work, creating safe spaces, dialogue, creative projects, etc. 

  • Integration - supports welcoming and inclusive communities that create a sense of home and belonging. 

Priority will be given to:

  • Cross-cultural or intercultural educational projects; 
  • Multicultural festivals and events; 
  • First Nations and Métis educational activities or programs that have a focus on implementing or working towards implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action or reconciliation efforts; 
  • Organizations and projects not already funded by other Lottery-supported grant programs; 
  • Projects that have not received a MIF Project grant in the previous year;
  • Applications involving significant Indigenous and/or youth involvement, and 
  • Applicants from the province’s smaller communities. 

Further information can be found on the SaskCulture website