Grant Name: Mi’kmaw Cultural Activities Program





Applications are accepted and reviewed twice a year. Applications must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on the deadline date. Applications postmarked on the deadline date are acceptable.

Projects can start no earlier than the deadline date. Activities that occur prior to the deadline date are ineligible.

If the deadline date should fall on a weekend or holiday, applications that are received or postmarked for the following business day will be accepted.


The Mi’kmaw Cultural Activities Program will foster Mi’kmaw artistic and community cultural development. This panel-reviewed application-based program will support Mi’kmaw community groups and organizations to promote and preserve Mi’kmaw culture and heritage.


Nova Scotia-based Mi’kmaw bands, groups or organizations are eligible to apply. While applicants may have non-Mi’kmaq partners, the applicant must be a Mi’kmaw organization or band.

Applications are reviewed by a Peer Assessment Committee which will have representation from the Mi’kmaw community. These committees will assess applications and, if necessary, determine eligibility.

If applications for the same project have been made to the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage for funding simultaneously, the applicant must decline one source of funding to receive support.

How to Apply?

See website for details.

Funding Amount

Funding is generally available for requests up to $10,000. Funding requests cannot exceed more than 75% of eligible costs. Combined public sector contributions cannot exceed 90%.

Contact Information

Telephone: (902) 424-5793


Mailing Address: Communities Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism & Heritage 1741 Brunswick Street, 3rd Floor PO BOX 456, STN Central Halifax, NS B3J 2R5

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