Multicultural Initiatives Fund – Project Funding
March 31, 2022 (Spring)If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline becomes the next business day.
(306) 780 - 9813
Type of Funding: Project Funding
MIF aims to advance cross-cultural understanding and support work that aligns with the principles of Truth and Reconciliation in Saskatchewan by supporting projects encouraging people to share, learn, appreciate and respect cultural diversity. For more information, visit the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation website and download various reports.
Project funding up to a maximum of $10,000 with conditions. Please see the application guidelines for more information and examples of how eligible expenses are calculated.
The MIF-Project grant provides funding to community-based organizations to support:
- ethno-cultural, multicultural, First Nations and Métis initiatives, projects and activities, with priority to projects reaching Indigenous people, youth, northern and/or rural communities, and newcomers.
The MIF-Project grant prioritizes the following types of projects:
- Anti-Racism work that 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 organizations and communities.
- Intercultural Connections, Truth and Reconciliation entails different cultural and indigenous groups coming together over time to build bridges through activities like exchanges, cooperative work, creating safe spaces, community dialogues, creative projects, etc. This includes projects that have a focus on implementing or working towards implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action or reconciliation efforts.
- Integration supports welcoming and inclusive communities that create a sense of home and belonging. We recognize the creativity and innovation that arise from bringing different cultural perspectives together and cultivating the unique contributions of all.
The MIF-Project grant also supports the following types of projects, but with lower priority for funding:
- Celebration of Diversity includes education and festivals that showcase differences and similarities, most often through performance, cuisine and other arts. It includes an awareness that groups that include many perspectives, especially from different cultural world views, lead to greater creativity and innovation.
- Cultural Retention supports organizations passing on cultural practices and traditions within a particular cultural community.
Further Priority will be given to:
- Organizations and projects not already funded by other Lottery-supported grant programs; and
- Projects that have not received a MIF Project grant in the previous year.
Registered, Saskatchewan, non-profit organizations, First Nations, or municipalities, with cultural mandates are eligible to apply. The MIF program objectives are to support ethno-cultural, multicultural, First Nations and Métis initiatives, projects and activities.
Before You Apply
Step One – What is the Multicultural Initiatives Fund (Project)?
Download and review the MIF-P 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 MIF-P Project Eligibility guidelines (posted in right-hand column).
Step Four – What Costs are Covered?
Download and MIF-P Guidelines and review the Eligible and Ineligible Expenses (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 Paul Gingras at (306) 780-9813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting an application
Step Seven - Apply!
Sign up or log-in to SaskCulture’s Online Grant Platform to complete and submit your application.
Due to the COVID-19 implications and government restrictions, SaskCulture wants applicants to this funding program to know that:
- All applicants will be required to agree, within the application, that they will follow appropriate public health guidelines
- They need to carefully read the grant guidelines for COVID-19 restrictions regarding large in-person public events;
- Groups are encouraged to consider requesting support for online-based cultural activities;
- Applicants are encouraged to organize events with clearly articulated cancellation policies and agreements on payments; and
- SaskCulture requires written or verbal notice of postponements or cancellations of funded events and activities.
If you have any questions about SaskCulture programs and services, please contact Outreach Consultant listed on this page.