Grant Name: Community Capacity Building component — Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program


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The application intake is now closed.


The Community Capacity Building component provides funding for capacity building projects that will contribute to the recipient’s ability to promote diversity and inclusion of racialized and religious minority communities, and Indigenous Peoples.

Expected results are:

  • strengthening governance and building partnerships — building the capacity of organizations and promoting collaboration between service providers
  • e-capacity — building and/or strengthening the online and social media presence of eligible organizations
  • establishing an overall external communication strategy
  • recruitment and training of volunteers

Read more about who can apply for funding for the Community Capacity Building component.


The following groups and institutions are eligible for funding:

  • Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) governments, tribal councils, band councils or not-for-profit Indigenous organizations
  • Canadian not-for-profit organizations and associations

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 by the deadline date to be considered for funding. A complete application package includes:

  • the signed Application Form Capacity-CSMARI
  • a balanced (no surplus or deficit) Budget Form Capacity-CSMARI
  • most recent financial statements (audited if available)
  • documents demonstrating your organization’s legal constitution, bylaws, and incorporation, or articles of association for unincorporated applicants

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

Funding Amount

Determined by individual applications

Contact Information

Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program

Department of Canadian Heritage
15 Eddy St
Gatineau QC  K1A 0M5



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