Step 2. Who can apply
You can apply for Listen, Hear Our Voices funding as a primary applicant or as a partner to a primary applicant. There are different eligibility requirements for each type of applicant.
Eligible as primary applicant
To be eligible to apply for funding, you must be an Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and/or Métis Nation) nation, government or non-profit organization. For example, a cultural centre, a community organization, a historical society, a library, an archive, a museum, a band council or another Indigenous government organization. Your organization must be not-for-profit and must provide proof of its non-profit status.
Both incorporated and non-incorporated organizations are eligible for funding. Incorporated organizations must provide proof of incorporation. Non-incorporated organizations require a letter of reference from a recognized national, provincial, territorial or municipal government or association. If your organization is non-incorporated, we encourage you to collaborate with an incorporated organization.
We provide two types of funding:
Small projects of one year or less. Both incorporated and non-incorporated are eligible for up to $25,000 in funding.
Large projects of one year or less. Incorporated organizations are eligible for $25,000 to $100,000 in funding.
Non-incorporated organizations are eligible for type 2 if they work with an incorporated organization that is the primary applicant.
Eligible as partner or secondary applicant
Non-Indigenous organizations, individuals, collectors or creators that collaborate with an eligible organization. The eligible organization must be the primary applicant. Secondary applicants do not need to provide proof of non-profit status.
Businesses and for-profit Indigenous organizations are not eligible to receive funding. However, eligible organizations can hire a for-profit business to provide services such as digitizing material.