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Diversity and Community Capacity Fund

Grants to Nova Scotia Nonprofits and Mi’kmaw Communities
to Promote Diversity and Social Equity

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Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage (CCH)

Deadline Date:

10/31/19 4:30 PM Postmarked or Receipt


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Nova Scotia nonprofit organizations and Mi’kmaw communities for activities that promote social equity and diversity. Funding is also intended to support capacity building for organizations representing marginalized groups. This program promotes activities that build awareness, and celebrate and honor all cultures and diversity.

Program Goals:
-Build the capacity of organizations that represent traditionally marginalized groups;
-Support diversity promotion and social equity activities; and
-Integrate diversity and social equity perspectives and programming within community-based organizations.

The following factors will also be taken into consideration:
- Quality: Application clearly describes project, including a proposed work plan
- Goals: Are clear, realistic and achievable
- Costs: Complete and reasonable budget for expected results. Sources of financial support are confirmed.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182399

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum request is $10,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects can start no earlier than the deadline date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are:
-Registered nonprofit society/cooperative in good standing
-13 Nova Scotian Mi’kmaw communities.

-Fundraising events, capital building/development and major equipment purchases
-Projects in which the main objective is employment
-Applications from individuals

Pre-Application Information:

The deadlines for 2019-2020 are July 31 and October 31, no later than 4:30 PM. Applications postmarked on the deadline date are acceptable. If the deadline date should fall on a weekend or holiday, applications that are received or postmarked for the following business day will be accepted.

Starting in 2020-2021 deadlines will be April 30, July 31, and October 31.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to speak with the Program Officer to discuss their proposed activity well in advance of the deadline and before completing or submitting an application.

Funding request cannot exceed 75% of eligible costs. Applicants must contribute a minimum of 25% towards eligible project costs. This includes a minimum of 10% cash from the project applicant. In-kind support can be used only when there is a demonstrated value of the service that relates directly to the expenses of the project.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mail applications to:
Communities Nova Scotia
Communities, Culture and Heritage
P.O. Box 456 STN Central
1741 Brunswick Street
Halifax, NS B3J 2R5

Email to:
Rima Thomeh
(902) 424-5793 t
(902) 424-0710 f

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Canada: Nova Scotia