Sociocultural Funding and Partnership Info

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Funding and Partnership Info

This page is a resource for Chapters who are looking for additional funding opportunities and resources. See below for a list of funding agencies, grant application resource guides and branch partnerships.


ArtStarts in Schools is a charitable organization that expands the role of art in education to activate learning and nurture creativity in British Columbia’s young people.

See PDF for details

BC Gaming Grants

Gaming grants are awarded through the provincial government (specifically, the ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development—Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch.)

There are three types of BC Gaming Grants to apply for: Community, PAC/DPAC, and Capital Project Grants. The type of gaming grant most applicable to CPF Chapters is “Community.”

See PDF for details

BC Arts Council

The BC Arts Council has programs that encourage innovation, support regional initiatives, touring, training and sustainability.

See PDF for details

B.C. Francophone Affairs Program (FAP)

The B.C. Francophone Affairs Program (FAP) supports programs and services in French for approximately 70,000 Francophones and 300,000 Francophiles in B.C. to ensure our French-speaking community has access to information it needs.

Francophone Funding Opportunities

The Francophone Affairs Program supports the planning and delivery of French language government services as well as initiatives implemented by non-profit organizations that address the needs of French-speaking British Columbians.

There are three different ways organizations can access funding:

Provincial funding for French language services

The provincial funding for French language services supports Francophone and Francophile non-profit organizations with the implementation of initiatives that will improve the lives of French-speaking British Columbians. 

Canada-B.C. Funding Partnership on French Language Services

The Canada – B.C. Agreement on French Language Services (PDF) supports the planning and delivery of French language government services for the B.C. Francophone community.  Eligible projects must have a matching contribution from a provincial ministry, Crown Corporation, government agency or municipality worth at least 50% of the project’s French component.

B.C. – Quebec Cooperation Agreement Funding

Through the B.C. – Quebec Agreement on Cooperation and Exchange with respect to the Francophonie (PDF), eligible non-profit organisations may apply to the Programme de coopération intergouvernementale (PCI) for funding to implement an initiative developed in collaboration with an organization in Quebec.

**Alternatively, we have a pilot funding opportunity available with the Francophone Affairs Program (FAP):

This opportunity entails organizing a public event in partnership with your local municipality. The events need to be in French, and catered to the general public – FAP would like for these events to create a wide impact. There are no restrictions to the timing of the events, and we don’t have a set funding range.

If your Chapter is interested, please pitch your Chapter event idea to our Outreach Coordinator. We will send your ideas to FAP to seek approval. If given a ‘yes’, we will proceed with the application process.

Your chapter will be informed by this stage of FAP’s grant contribution. Because this is a new partnership, we definitely want to pitch projects that are realistic, and exciting for community members!

Please send us the following:

  • Confirmed partnership with your municipality (municipality would need to fund a portion of the event)

  • Estimated budget

  • Details of event

  • Performers, workshop ideas, etc.

Columbia Basin Trust

Columbia Basin Trust supports the ideas and efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin. The Trust supports efforts by the people of the Basin to create a legacy of social, economic and environmental well-being and to achieve greater self-sufficiency for present and future generations.

See PDF for details

Community Cultural Action Fund

The Community Cultural Action Fund supports and strengthens the cultural, artistic and heritage expressions of official-language minority communities. Funding is typically provided to organizations in the form of contributions or grants.

See PDF for details


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

National Film Board

The NFB’s Rendez-vous de la francophonie runs throughout the entire month of March, when the Film Board will be offering free screenings of several French-language films! Visit their website for more information.

REEL Canada

NCFD is a massive one-day, coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration of Canadian cinema taking place on April 17, 2019. CPF chapters have the opportunity to register and hold free screenings of numerous French-language films! You can find more information here.

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