Métis Cultural Development Fund

Deadlines

April 30, 2018

October 31, 2018

If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline becomes the next business day.

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. 

Amount

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

Purpose

The MCDF program objectives are to:

  • Preserve, strengthen, renew, promote and transmit Métis perspectives, culture, languages and/or traditions in Saskatchewan to both Métis and non-Métis communities;
  • Mentor and build cultural leadership skills in Métis Communities;
  • Increase employment opportunities for Saskatchewan Métis arts and culture resource peoples;
  • Meet the need for cultural awareness, cultural activity, skill development, personal growth, researching, documenting and/or sharing Métis culture and positive lifestyles at the individual, group and community level;
  • Provide a high level of access and participation in Métis cultural activities using innovative and unique methods to transfer knowledge between generations;
  • Benefit children through skills development, mentorship, and having fun; and
  • Encourage gathering, sharing, learning, celebrating and developing Métis culture in Métis communities aimed at building long-term cultural awareness and pride.

Priority will be given to:

  • 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.

Eligibility

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 Objectives and Priorities 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.


In the following webinar, Outreach Consultant Dominga Robinson provides guidance and tips around applications to the Métis Cultural Development Fund.

Past Recipients

  • April 2018 MCDF Adjudication Results Download
  • October 2017 MCDF Adjudication Results Download
  • April 2017 MCDF Adjudication Results Download
  • October 2016 MCDF Adjudication Results Download
  • April 2016 MCDF Adjudication Results Download
  • April 2015 MCDF Adjudication Results Download
  • October 2015 MCDF Adjudication Results Download

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