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Confederation 75 Celebration Grant Program
Confederation 75 Celebration Grant Program

2024 marks the 75th year of the province’s Confederation with Canada. The Confederation 75 Celebration Grant Program offers funding to communities, heritage organizations and Indigenous groups in Newfoundland and Labrador wishing to commemorate this historic anniversary.

Two streams of funding are available.

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Stream one
Community celebrations and events

Municipalities, Local Service Districts and Inuit Community Governments are eligible for funding of $1,000 to $5,000 to support celebrations and events marking the 75th year of Confederation with Canada.

  • Municipalities
  • Local Service Districts
  • Inuit Community Governments
Stream two
Heritage and Indigenous cultural projects

Museums, archives, historical societies, historic trusts and Indigenous organizations with a cultural or heritage mandate are eligible for grants of $2,500 for exhibits, projects, programs or events thematically related to Confederation with Canada.

  • Museums
  • Archives
  • Historical Trusts
  • Indigenous Organizations
Application Deadline
The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, March 1, 2024.

Application submission does not guarantee funding approval.

Stream 1: Community Celebrations and Events

Communities are encouraged to organize celebrations and events to commemorate this important anniversary year.

 

Eligible Applicants:

  • Municipalities
  • Local Service Districts
  • Inuit Community Governments

 

Eligible Activities:

  • Community celebrations
  • Festivals
  • Concerts, plays, or other performances
  • Parades
  • Canada Day celebrations

Activities may be delivered as a single event or as a series of events.

 

Program Criteria:

  • Activities must be related to the 75th anniversary of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Confederation with Canada;
  • All activities must be intended for and broadly accessible to the public; and
  • Activities must occur from April 1st to July 15th in the 2024 calendar year.

 

Available Funding 

These one-time grants of $1,000 to $5,000 are available to incorporated communities and will be determined as per the table below, based on population size reported in the 2021 Census.

 

Municipalities, Local Service Districts and Inuit Community Governments

Population

Grant

10,000+

$5,000

5,000-9,999

$3,500

2,500-4,999

$2,500

1,000-2,499

$2,000

500-999

$1,500

Under 500

$1,000

 

Final Report

As part of the grant acceptance, the applicant agrees to submit a final report, no later than August 30, 2024, and must include a description of the event, the final budget and 3 photos of the event, with permission for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and/or Celebrate NL to use the photos for promotional purposes.

Stream One
Application Form
The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, March 1, 2024.

Stream 2: Heritage and Indigenous Cultural Projects

Funding is available for heritage organizations and Indigenous organizations to support projects and programming that relate to Newfoundland and Labrador’s Confederation with Canada.

 

Eligible Applicants 

Incorporated not-for-profit heritage organizations:

  • Museums
  • Archives
  • Historical societies
  • Historic trusts
  • Indigenous organizations with a mandate for culture or heritage

 

Eligible Activities

  • Exhibit enhancement
  • Presentations
  • Workshops
  • Intangible cultural heritage projects
  • Commemorative events or celebrations

 

Program Criteria

  • Activities must be related to the 75th anniversary of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Confederation with Canada;
  • Activities or products/deliverables must be accessible to the public; and
  • Activities must occur in the 2024 calendar year.

 

Available Funding 

Successful organizations will receive a grant of $2,500.

 

Final Report

As part of the grant acceptance, the applicant agrees to submit a final report, no later than December 31, 2024 and must include a description of the project, the final budget and 3 photos of the project, with permission for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and/or Celebrate NL to use the photos for promotional purposes.

Stream Two
Application Form
The deadline for submission of applications is March 1, 2024.