Métis Cultural Development Fund


April 30, 2017

October 31, 2017

If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline becomes the next business day.
2017 MCDF Guidelines PDF
2017 MCDF Applicant Eligibility PDF
2017 MCDF Project Eligibility PDF
2017 MCDF Eligible Expenses PDF
Application Checklist PDF

Dominga Robinson

Outreach Consultant

(306) 780-9295


Type of Funding: Project Funding

The Métis Cultural Development Fund (MCDF) program seeks to fund activities that preserve, strengthen and transmit Métis culture, traditions and leadership in Saskatchewan. 


Maximum Grant Amount: Up to 80% of eligible project expenses, to a maximum of $10,000.


Priority will be given to projects that will provide a significant opportunity to preserve and promote Métis culture and identity.

Priority will be given to:

  • Projects that contribute to the retention and revival aimed at building long-term cultural awareness and pride;
  • Projects that promote a high level of access and participation in Métis cultural activities;
  • Projects that involve researching, documenting and/or sharing Métis culture;
  • Projects that use innovative and unique methods to transfer knowledge between generations;
  • Projects that demonstrate strong community support and partnerships;
  • Projects that have significant youth involvement, and/or are based in the province’s northern and rural communities.
  • Projects that have not received an MCDF grant in the previous year;
  • Projects and organizations not already funded significantly by other Lottery supported grant programs; and
  • Organizations who have not received funding support from MCDF in the past, to develop and expand their impact in this area.


Registered, non-profit, Métis community groups based in Saskatchewan, or registered, non-profit community groups partnering with a Métis community or organization, that have a primarily cultural or multicultural mandate are eligible to apply.

Before You Apply

Step One – What is the Métis Cultural Development Fund?

Download and review the MCDF Guidelines (posted in right-hand column).

Step Two – Who Can Apply?

Download and review the Applicant Eligibility Guidelines (posted in right-hand column).

Step Three – Is your project eligible?

Download and review the MCDF Project Eligibility guidelines (posted in right-hand column).

Step Four – What Costs are Covered?

Download and review the Eligible Expenses guidelines (posted in right-hand column).

Step Five – Are You Ready to Apply?

Download and review the Application Checklist & Sample Questions (posted in right-hand column).

Step Six - Contact Us

Contact Outreach Consultant Dominga Robinson at (306) 780-9295 or email drobinson@saskculture.ca before submitting an application

Step Seven - Apply!

Sign up or log-in to SaskCulture’s Online Grant Platform to complete and submit your application.

Past Recipients

  • Fall 2016 MCDF Adjudication Results Download
  • April 2016 MCDF Adjudication Results Download
  • April 2015 MCDF Adjudication Results Download
  • Fall 2015 MCDF Adjudication Results Download

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