Tips for success

How to improve your funding application

Past recipients and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) subject matter advisors have these recommendations.

  • Write short, clear paragraphs especially for the Project Description and Expected Results, avoiding repetition
  • Visit Search Government Grants and Contributions and Resources to help you complete your application for examples
  • Clearly match your objectives to the Program objectives showing how your project supports one or both objectives
  • Explain how your project fills a specific need in your local documentary heritage community
  • Make sure your application, budget and project timeline match exactly; check your dollars and dates!
  • Consult past recipients for advice on your application and look for opportunities to collaborate

Contact the DHCP team for any additional advice and guidance. We are here to support you! In addition, our Regional Ambassador is available to support Northern and Indigenous applicant organizations.

During the funding call period, we may add additional resources to this section, so check back again!


Regional Ambassador for the North and Indigenous Applicant Organizations

The DHCP Regional Ambassador provides information and practical support to assist Indigenous organizations and organizations in remote areas with their applications.

Carmen Miedema is a Plains Cree woman from Peepeekisis Cree Nation and the mother of four grown children. She has a Master's Degree in Archival Studies from the University of Manitoba and is in the third year of her PhD in the Indigenous Studies Department at the University of Manitoba. Carmen's professional passions concentrate on Indigenous ownership of knowledge, specifically in regard to the knowledge held in settler institutions, archival repatriation, true community engagement, and the rights of Indigenous women.

To get support from the Regional Ambassador, please contact the DHCP team.


Find definitions for the terms we use frequently.

LAC links

Resources to help you complete your application

Resources to help you plan your project

Other funding programs

Applicants may also seek funding from these federal government programs:

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