World War Commemorations Community Fund

Please note that the World War Commemorations Community Fund is now closed.

For all questions pertaining to World Wars commemorations, please visit Commemorate Canada.

From 2014 to 2020, Canada is marking the centennial of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the Second World War. The World War Commemorations Community Fund is a year-long initiative that funds events and activities between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016. Funding is available in the form of grants and contributions for community-based commemorative and educational projects that foster a greater awareness and understanding among Canadians of the importance of the world wars in the country’s history so that they may gain an appreciation of its impact on the Canada we know today and develop an increased sense of identity and pride.

Eligibility details

Eligible funding recipients include:

  • Canadian not-for-profit organizations, including corporations, trusts, cooperatives, unincorporated associations and First Nation organizations.
  • Canadian business corporations, including partnerships, trusts and joint ventures where projects are non-commercial in nature.
  • Canadian schools.
  • Canadian municipal, provincial and territorial governments and their institutions.

Federal departments, agencies and institutions, private individuals and political parties are not eligible under the World War Commemorations Community Fund.

Application deadline

The deadline to submit a funding application was April 2, 2015. Please note that the funding cycle is now closed.

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