The objective of the Braided Knowledge Grant is to fund projects that show the connected nature of Indigenous arts, languages, cultures and heritage.
Braided Knowledge: Weaving B.C. First Nations’ Knowledge Through Generations is the first grant of its kind in Canada.
This grant supports work where arts, languages, cultures and heritage are connected and aligned with Indigenous ways of knowing and being.
All projects must have a mentorship component. Mentorship ensures that cultural knowledge and practical skills are passed from expert knowledge holders, fluent speakers and artists.
NEW FPCC Funding Guidelines
The First Peoples’ Cultural Council Funding Guidelines for all programs is now available. This guide provides general information applicable to all FPCC programs and grants applications. We encourage all applicants to review, but this will be especially helpful for first-time applicants.
The FPCC Heritage Program supports projects by B.C. First Nations and B.C. First Nations-led organizations as per our legislated mandate. FPCC requires at least 75% of an organization’s board members/directors to include individuals from B.C. First Nations as they are the rightful stewards of their cultural heritage and are best equipped to lead the important work of protecting, sharing and revitalizing B.C. First Nations Heritage on these lands.
Additional heritage funding may be accessed through Heritage BC, Department of Canadian Heritage, Vancouver Foundation, Telus Foundation and the Mastercard Foundation. If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact the program contact listed at the bottom of this page.
How to Apply
Applications are received via the FPCC Grant Portal. Please click the links below to access the portal and to review the guidelines specific to this program. Applications may be submitted until March 15, 2024.
FPCC’s Heritage Program has been made possible with funding from the Government of British Columbia’s Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation through the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation.
Watch the Information Video
Please view the video below for more information about the program, guidelines and application process.
We are here to support you!
Program staff are available to support you with your application! Contact the program staff listed at the bottom of this page if you would like assistance with your grant application.
Tools & Resources
Kym recently graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology and Anthropology with a Cultural Resource Management Certificate. She joined FPCC’s Heritage Program in 2020 and now supports the Indigenous Cultural Heritage Micro Grants and the Oral Histories Grants.