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PWRDF Indigenous Responsive Grant Fund

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the PWRDF Indigenous Responsive Program grant? 

The Indigenous Responsive Program Grant was created in 2021 in consultation with our Indigenous Program Advisory Committee (IPAC). Indigenous-led communities or organizations are invited to apply for one-year grants between $5,000 to $15,000. The goal of the Grant Fund is to respond quickly to funding needs and priorities identified by Indigenous communities and organizations, and to support stand alone and pilot projects for longer-term programming that benefit Indigenous communities. Read about Funding Criteria.

2. Who can apply for a grant?  

The grant is open to Indigenous communities and organizations for programming that responds to Indigenous led priorities. Applicants are not required to have charitable registration status with the Canadian Revenue Agency.

3. What is the amount I can apply for? 

Grants range from $5,000 and $15,000.

4. Can an application be made for a program that is already running? 

PWRDF is looking to support new projects, but these can also include pilot initiatives within existing programs. Please contact us for clarification.

5. Can an application be made from organizations that have received funds from PWRDF in the past? 

Yes, provided the application is for a new project or initiative.

6. How do I apply for a grant?  

Please complete the application form (including the budget). Completed application forms should be sent to [email protected]. If you are having trouble accessing the application form please contact [email protected] or call our PWRDF toll free line: 1-(866) 308-7973

7. When are applications due? 

Applications are reviewed in the order they are received. Grants are dependent upon the availability of funds. Please send completed applications to [email protected]

8. What criteria will be used to decide which applications will be funded? 

PWRDF uses a review and approval process for the applications it receives. The application notes the importance of identifying activities and results that respond to one or more of the four support areas: safe water, youth engagement, climate action and community health.

9. When and how will I be notified if my application was successful or not?  

PWRDF will acknowledge receipt of your application via email, within five business days of receiving it. We will communicate within a month of receipt regarding next steps.

10. What are the reporting requirements for successful grant recipients?  

Grant recipients will share their results after six months and at project completion using the reporting form.

11. Can dioceses apply for funding?

Yes, applications are welcome from dioceses and ministries of the Anglican Church of Canada, as well as other organizations whose programming responds to Indigenous led priorities. Dioceses may wish to complement a fund request to PWRDF with their own funds in support of a larger project aimed at supporting these same priorities.

12. Who can I contact if I have additional questions?  

For questions about the grant or the application process, please contact PWRDF’s Indigenous Program Coordinator José Zárate at [email protected].