Language Gathering and Sharing Grants

July 17, 2019
Language Gathering and Sharing Grants Now Open!

We are currently accepting applications for the 2019-20 program year.

The First Peoples’ Cultural Council is offering grant funding for language-focused gatherings that bring together First Nations communities and organizations in British Columbia to share about their current and future language revitalization projects and plans. The grants may be used for formal or informal gatherings with two or more communities or organizations that have the same language, for the purpose of sharing information and resources and forming positive relationships for language revitalization.

FPCC recognizes that high travel costs and a lack of funds for meeting expenses can be a barrier for multi-community meetings. 

There are two project options within this grant:
  • Language Gathering and Sharing events with neighbouring communities in the same language group to share successes in language group and prepare for the future of your language. This funding is intended to support you to showcase your successful language projects and strategies, share resources, and form informal and formal language alliances with other communities that share the same language.
  • NEW! Community-to-Community Mentorship projects in which a team from one community visits and/or collaborates with a team from another community. The visiting community will be able to learn and implement successful language revitalization models and strategies such as: language nests, adult immersion programs, language planning and other language strategies. This way, both communities will develop and benefit from a language revitalization partnership that will nurture the work of language revitalization in their respective territories.
Funding Amounts: Funding requests should be between $2,500 - $15,000.
NOTE** Applicants may apply for both projects but will be awarded up to a maximum of $15,000 per applicant for one or both projects.

: The current funding call is for gatherings that will happen between July 2019 and March 31, 2020. 

Deadline to apply: Eligible applications will be funded in the order in which they are received until the program fund is expended for the current year. January 31, 2020 is the last date that applications will be accepted for funding in the current fiscal year. 

For more detailed information about the projects funded by this grant, eligibility and timelines please go to the grants page to view application form.

If you have questions or need assistance with your application please contact Thea Harris
Email or Tel. 250-652-5952, ext. 204.

FPCC's Language Programs and Resources:
Learn More About FPCC Language programs: FPCC Programs
Access FPCC Language Resources: FPCC Language Resources

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