Socio-Cultural Grants

Socio-Cultural Grants2019-12-16T22:37:58-07:00

Grant Objectives

CPF BC & Yukon’s socio-cultural grants are funded by the Ministry of Education/Canadian Heritage and are aimed at giving students socio-cultural opportunities to learn and use French. All Chapters up to date in their reporting are eligible to receive funding for events in B.C. and Yukon.

Click Here for the 2019/2020 BC SC Grant Allocations!
Click Here for the 2019/2020 Yukon SC Grant Allocations!

Step 1: Before you apply for a grant, please ensure you have read the criteria and ensure your project qualifies. See the “How To” guide at the bottom of this page.

Step 2: Apply for a grant by using the online form for the 2019-2020 year.

Deadline for Submission: October 20th, 2019 – Applications for the 2019-2020 cycle are now closed. Please see the 2019-2020 Reallocation and Return Form to apply for reallocation funding.

Step 3: Notification of approval status will be issued via email when the status of approvals is posted online. If you receive “approved” or “conditional” status, please proceed with your project. This approval notification process may take approximately 1 month.

Note: you can still proceed with your event if “Not Approved” if you source out your own funding.

If your Chapter is looking to request additional funds, has leftover funds or wants to have funds reallocated to a different socio-cultural initiative, please fill out the Returns and Reallocations Form.

For full details, see this document: Socio-Cultural Application – How To Guide 2019-2020

Key Points to Remember:

  • Only Chapters whose reporting is fully up-to-date will be considered for a grant;

  • Funds cannot cover costs of alcohol, tobacco or resources, ie. books;

  • Amount applied for to the Branch must be matched by at least a 50% financial contribution from the Chapter;

  • Events must be for STUDENTS or YOUTH in French as a Second Language (events such as ‘French lessons for Parents’ will not be considered eligible);

  • Events MUST take place within BC for BC related schools and within Yukon for Yukon related schools. Out of province travel trips are not covered.

For additional ideas and contacts for fundraising, see the latest Fundraising Options document.

Visit our Deposits page or click below to see what was approved for:

Chapter Payout Process

The CPF chapter organizes the event and is in charge of paying all bills prior to submitting grant evaluation to the CPF BC and Yukon Branch. Invoices and receipts are to be in the name of the Chapter.

Hence, school boards, schools or partners can contribute to the CPF Chapters but the Chapter is responsible for paying the whole amount of what was organized and issuing receipts to whomever contributed to their chapter. Once the grant evaluation is submitted with original receipts, the office will forward up to half of the funds or up to the amount approved, whichever is greater, to the chapter bank account.

Payment for Approved Projects

  • Evaluation Forms for projects held September – July are due within 30 days of project completion;

  • Grant cheques will be issued only after CPF has received the grant reporting form and all original receipts;

  • Grant Reporting deadline for projects held in August is August 20. This is a final deadline.

  • No cheques will be issued after August 30;

Submit grant reporting within 30 days of the completion of your project via the 2019-2020 Socio-Cultural Grant Reporting Form!

Before filling out the online form, Chapters must:

  1. Number all receipts;

  2. Fill out the receipts tally form;

  3. Complete the Survey Summary (you only need to submit the one relevant to your event):

    1. There are two surveys for the events (use the one that works best for your event):

    2. Compile the results into the relevant Survey Summary document:

  4. Scan or save receipts, forms and surveys so you are ready for online reporting;

  5. Submit your grant reporting.

Complete the Socio-Cultural Grant Reporting Form 2019-2020 and attach your relevant scanned and numbered receipts. Submit the reporting within 30 days of the completion of the project (or from the date of notification of approvals). Include the survey summary results in your submission. For projects held in August, the deadline for submission is August 20.

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