Community Support Fund v2-1



The Community Support Fund is an annual fund established by the Chief and Council to support grassroots Indigenous groups in the delivery of workshops and events that support the promotion, celebration and safeguarding of Mi’kmaw culture and heritage.

The application process will remain open until the fund has been exhausted and a new fund will be established annually.  Community groups wishing to avail of the fund must operate within Qalipu First Nations’ traditional territory and will be eligible to receive funding once per fiscal year.

A maximum grant of $2500 is available for multi-day workshops and events, and $1000 is the maximum grant for events and workshops of one-day duration or less.  A panel will review applications to ensure fair distribution of funds across the territory and support those events and workshops that best meet the mandate of promoting and safeguarding Mi’kmaw culture and heritage.

Please complete all fields below and attach supporting documentation before submitting your application.

If you have questions or require support, please contact Kellie Kerpan, Director of Culture, Tourism and Community Development at

Community Support Fund Application

Name of Applicant / Organization Application Date
Mailing Address Contact Information
Contact Person
Phone Number
Fax Number
Location of Activity (Community) Does the activity include other regions or wards?
 No Yes
If yes, explain which regions/wards and the level of involvement?
Are you incorporated as a non-profit organization? If yes, include your incorporation number.
 No Yes
Are you listed with the Canada Revenue Agency as a Registered Charity? If yes, include your registration number.
 No Yes
How many active volunteers and paid staff are involved in assisting your group or organization?
Volunteers Full-Time Part-Time

Please indicate the program component that applies primarily to your project. All applications must be received 6 weeks in advance, unless indicated otherwise.
 National Aboriginal Day Celebration St. Anne’s Day Celebration Regional Celebrations Educational Outreach Traditional Teachings Other

Maximum project funding is $2,000 for multi-day events. For short-term events/workshops that recognize or celebrate Mi'kmaw culture and traditional crafts, the maximum funding available is $1,000.
Total estimated cost of your proposal: $
QFN funding requested: $
Please indicate the percentage of grant requested upfront.
If indicating an amount above 50% please attach a letter of reasons. %
The balance of grant will be issued upon meeting the post event requirements.
Please attach the following
Proposal with narrative: Please provide a brief background of your organization, a description of the project along with its objectives, work plan and timeline for delivery.  Clearly state for whom the project is intended, and how it will contribute to safeguarding Mi’kmaw cultural heritage.   Please indicate the anticipated number of participants, a detailed budget breakdown and how the Qalipu First Nation will be acknowledged for providing financial support.  Please also provide details on how you will evaluate the project's success.
Confirmation Letters of all other funding sources, along with any in-kind contributions.
Any letters of support from community organizations or other partners
Additional files can be included below, or submitted directly to
Applicant’s Declaration
I confirm that the information given in this application is, to the best of my knowledge and ability, complete, true and correct.  Confirm
I will provide all information required by QFN to complete the assessment of this project and I authorize QFN to make any inquiries of such persons, firms, corporations or other government agencies as it deems necessary in order to reach a decision on this application.
I will instruct the existing lenders, as indicated above, to provide QFN with full information concerning my (the applicant’s) operatingand financial position. I further authorize QFN to discuss fully my (the applicant’s) affairs with the funding partners and credit agencies and other potential contributors regarding this application.
If approved, I understand that I will be responsible for the following: Executive summary, evaluation summary, original receipts, the returned of any unused funds made out to Qalipu First Nation in the form of a cheque.

Any personal information collected or provided as part of the application process will only be used for purposes relating to the operation of the relevant funding programs and for statistical reports. All information will be kept confidential and will not be disclosed to third parties without your consent unless required or authorized by law. Any questions or comments regarding privacy issues can be directed to Kellie Kerpan, Director of Culture, Tourism, and Community Development, Qalipu First Nation Band, 709-489-2898.