Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply? 

The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th is available to qualified donees operating within Canada, with the exception of the federal, provincial, and territorial governments; the United Nations, and the Crown.

Community groups and other actors are welcome to work with a qualified donee to make an application to the Fund. In the case of such a collaboration, the qualified donee would submit the application and act as a fiscal agent on behalf of the collaborating parties.

Check the Canada Revenue Agency Charities Listing, and List of Other Qualified Donees to find potential partners in your community – they may be interested in collaborating on your project!

What kinds of projects are eligible for funding?
In collaboration with the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, London Community Foundation will consider applications for grants up to $15,000 from projects that meet the following eligibility criteria:
 A.  Eligible projects must be based in Canada, and must work towards the Fund’s objectives, to:
  • ENCOURAGE participation in community activities and events to mark Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation;
  • INSPIRE a deeper understanding about the people, places and events that shape our country and our communities; or
  • BUILD vibrant and healthy communities with the broadest possible engagement of all Canadians, including indigenous peoples; groups that reflect our cultural diversity; youth; and official language minorities.

 B. Eligible projects are required to match the grant requested, through in-kind or cash contributions equal to the value* of the grant.

  •  For example, an applicant that requests a $2,000 grant for a project would be required to come to the table with $2,000 worth of cash or in-kind support for their own project. Cash contributions may come from other funding sources; in-kind contributions may include volunteer hours or other resources that are not covered by the requested grant.

*Matched Contributions will be valued as follows:

  • Volunteer Labour - $20.00 per hour
  • Donated Materials and Supplies - at their retail prices
  • Donated Professional Services - at their customary rates, up to a maximum of $75 per hour
  • Cash donations - can be secured from fundraising events, individuals, foundations, businesses and the community.

 C. Eligible projects must commit to performing funded activities and expenditures between the date the grant is approved and before January 31, 2018.

Examples of Eligible Project Types:

  • Celebratory.commemorative
  • Community building
  • Sport/active living
  • Learning materials/activities
  • Exhibits
  • Documentary films
  • Artistic projects
  • Environmental stewardship

Please note the following projects will be ineligible for funding:

  • Projects related to political activities or lobbying
  • Projects that are designed for fundraising purposes
  • Projects deemed controversial, dismissive, or offensive
  • Ongoing activities, such as the publication of regular issues of newsletters, magazines and periodicals
  • Any activity taking place outside Canada
  • Projects that are funded in whole or in part by the Government of Canada

 How do I apply?

Once London Community Foundation makes applications available on September 30 until November 1, 2016, you can apply to the Community Foundation by clicking through the link below:


 The information gathered through the application process will not be made public, and will be shared with community foundations and the Government of Canada exclusively for purposes related to the Fund.