The First Peoples’ Cultural Council is now accepting applications for programs made possible by the BC 150 Time Immemorial funding. The funding was allocated to the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation to invest in Indigenous cultural heritage projects in B.C. The 150 Time Immemorial funding will contribute $7.5 million for programs administered by the First Peoples’ Cultural Council.
The B.C. Ministry of Municipal Affairs allocated $30 million for projects that promote and educate British Columbians about diversity, inclusion, reconciliation and resiliency. From this fund, $14.5 million will be delivered to The First People’s Cultural Foundation (FPCF) with $7.5 million for program grants and the remainder as an endowment. FPCC will deliver the grants through the heritage program.
“More than ever, investments in Indigenous-led cultural heritage projects are desperately needed to create opportunities for Indigenous Peoples to tell our truths,” said Karen Aird, FPCC Heritage Program Manager. “This one-time funding is an important first step towards the sustainable support that is necessary for us to be the tellers of our own stories as we share what has happened in our communities, territories and histories.”
For more information view the news release here.
FPCF raises funds to support reconciliation through the revitalization of Indigenous languages, arts and cultural heritage in B.C., and works closely with FPCC, which delivers the grants and program support.
The following FPCC grants are funded by BC 150 Time Immemorial fund and are currently open on the FPCC Grant Portal:
- NEW! Cultural Heritage Stewardship Grant – $10,000-$25,000 for training and support for Indigenous people to act as stewards of and experts on their heritage.
- Indigenous Cultural Heritage Infrastructure Grant – $150,000-$400,000 to support projects that conserve, repair or develop Indigenous cultural heritage infrastructure.
- A Sense of Place Grant – $10,000-$25,000 to foster a greater understanding of the connection and safeguarding practices between the land, environment and Indigenous cultural heritage.
For more information on how to apply, eligibility and to view the program guidelines, please click on each program title above. To download and share a poster sharing information on these grants click here.
For information on the grants being offered by Heritage BC click here.
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If you have questions or need any assistance completing your application or using the grant portal, please contact the program staff listed at the bottom of each program page.
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