Projects — Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program

COVID-19 and support measures for the culture, heritage and sport sectors

Learn about the immediate action the Government of Canada is taking to provide support measures and financial relief for the culture, heritage and sport sectors.

COVID-19: Support for the culture, heritage and sport sectors

The Projects component of the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program provides funding for community development, anti-racism initiatives, and engagement projects that promote diversity and inclusion by encouraging interaction among community groups.

This component is for projects that address one or more of the following priority themes:

  • work toward the elimination of discrimination, racism and prejudice, with a priority for those targeted against Indigenous Peoples, and racialized women and girls;
  • provide opportunities for youth community engagement and involvement; and
  • bring people together through art, culture and/or sport.

Who can apply

The following groups and institutions are eligible for funding:

  • Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, or Métis) governments, tribal councils, band councils, or organizations;
  • Canadian not-for-profit organizations and associations;
  • non-federal Canadian public institutions such as boards of education, schools, colleges and universities, chambers of commerce, law enforcement and police agencies, hospitals and other health-care institutions;
  • Crown corporations as defined in the Financial Administration Act;
  • provincial, territorial, municipal or regional governments and their agencies (must apply in partnership with a non-governmental organization); and
  • private sector (applicants from the private sector must include at least one not-for-profit partner organization in the form of either financial or in-kind support).

Specific consideration will be given to organizations whose projects target communities impacted by racism and discrimination.

Application deadline

The application intake is now closed.

How to apply

  • Read the Application Guidelines in their entirety before completing your application.
  • Contact us to request an application package and to submit the required documentation.

You must meet all the eligibility requirements and submit a complete application package to be considered for funding. A complete application package includes:

  • the Application Form Projects-CSMARI;
  • a balanced Budget Form (no surplus or deficit) Projects-CSMARI; and
  • the following supporting documents:
    • two most recent financial statements (annual audited statements if available);
    • documents demonstrating your organization's legal constitution, bylaws and incorporation, or articles of association for unincorporated applicants; and
    • letters of supports from project partners (if applicable).

Additional documents may be required, depending on the nature of your project.

Contact us

Department of Canadian Heritage
Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program
15 Eddy Street
Gatineau QC K1A 0M5

1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)

1-888-997-3123 (toll-free)

Agents are available to answer your questions Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm (ET).

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