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SaskCulture - Métis Cultural Development Fund

SaskCulture Funding Opportunity

Dominga Robinson
Outreach Consultant
(306) 780-9295

TYPE OF FUNDING: Project Funding

The Métis Cultural Development Fund (MCDF) program seeks to fund activities that preserve, strengthen and transmit Métis culture, traditions and leadership in Saskatchewan. 


Maximum Grant Amount: Up to 80% of eligible project expenses, to a maximum of $10,000.


Priority will be given to projects that will provide a significant opportunity to preserve and promote Métis culture and identity.

Priority will be given to:

  • Projects that contribute to the retention and revival aimed at building long-term cultural awareness and pride;
  • Projects that promote a high level of access and participation in Métis cultural activities;
  • Projects that involve researching, documenting and/or sharing Métis culture;
  • Projects that use innovative and unique methods to transfer knowledge between generations;
  • Projects that demonstrate strong community support and partnerships;
  • Projects that have significant youth involvement, and/or are based in the province’s northern and rural communities.
  • Projects that have not received an MCDF grant in the previous year;
  • Projects and organizations not already funded significantly by other Lottery supported grant programs; and
  • Organizations who have not received funding support from MCDF in the past, to develop and expand their impact in this area.


Registered, non-profit, Métis community groups based in Saskatchewan, or registered, non-profit community groups partnering with a Métis community or organization, that have a primarily cultural or multicultural mandate are eligible to apply.

Before You Apply

Step One – What is the Métis Cultural Development Fund?

Download and review the MCDF Guidelines (posted in right-hand column).

Step Two – Who Can Apply?

Download and review the Applicant Eligibility Guidelines (posted in right-hand column).

Step Three – Is your project eligible?

Download and review the MCDF Project Objectives and Priorities guidelines (posted in right-hand column).

Step Four – What Costs are Covered?

Download and review the Eligible Expenses guidelines (posted in right-hand column).

Step Five – Are You Ready to Apply?

Download and review the Application Checklist & Sample Questions (posted in right-hand column).

Step Six - Contact Us

Contact Outreach Consultant Dominga Robinson at (306) 780-9295 or email before submitting an application

Step Seven - Apply!

Sign up or log-in to SaskCulture’s Online Grant Platform to complete and submit your application.

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