Multiculturalism Grants support cultural expression and anti-racism programs/projects that raise awareness about or enhance B.C.'s multicultural identity. This page includes information about these grants, including: eligibility, grant amounts, application periods, how to apply, online application resources (FAQs etc.) and more.
Multiculturalism grants are offered by the Ministry of International Trade and Responsible for Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism and are administered through the gaming grant program. These grants are separate from community gaming grants. Eligible organizations may apply in both of the Multiculturalism Grant sectors and may also apply for a community gaming grant — all in the same year.
|Eligibility||Non-profit societies and community-based organizations (including ad hoc committees, coalitions, umbrella organizations, associations and centres) that:
|Grant Amount||Maximum $5,000 per organization.
Any project applications that seek Multiculturalism Grant funding in excess of $5,000 will not be considered for a grant.
|Application||An organization may apply under both Multiculturalism Grant sectors, but must submit a separate application for each.|
|Application Period||Cultural Expression Sector
Apply from Oct 24, 2016 to Dec 18, 2016 - Final notification: February 2017
* Final notification date is the latest date that applicants will be notified about the result of their application.
|Processing Time||Applicants will be notified by the appropriate 'final notification date' (see above).|
Click below to see information about each step of the Multiculturalism Grant application process. Click "expand all" if you want to see all of the steps or if you want to print this page.
Completing an application may take some time. We suggest planning for 30 to 60 minutes. With the online application system you cannot save your work and return to it later. To get through your application as efficiently as possible, please prepare before you start by reviewing the following pre-application information.
The document below is intended to help you gather the correct information before you start your online application.
The documents below are examples of financial documents that you may be asked to provide during your online application. These types of documents are referenced in the pre-application checklists.
- Example: Organization Balance Sheet (PDF)
- Example: Organization Revenue and Expense Statement (PDF)
- Example: Organization Budget (PDF)
- Example: Program Financial Statements and Budgets (PDF)
Frequently asked questions:
This document includes commonly asked questions about using the online service website to apply for a grant.
We recommend you submit your application online. Go to the Online Service page to start your online application (look for the "Apply Online" link).
Alternative option: Mail-in application
Download and print the Multiculturalism Grant - Application Form (PDF). Complete the form and mail or courier it, along with supporting documents, to the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch in Victoria. Addresses can be found on the application form or on the Questions & Contact Information page.
NOTE: Faxed, or emailed applications will NOT be accepted.
Applicants will be notified by the final notification date. (see the Overview section at the top of this page).
Applications that are denied are not eligible for reconsideration. The decision by the Ministry of International Trade and Responsible for Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism will be made based on the information submitted with the original application and is final.
Additional information, documents, and forms related to Multiculturalism Grants are available in this section. Click below to see more information about these resources. Click "expand all" if you want to see all of the information or if you want to print this page.