Diversity and Community Capacity Fund and Community and Cultural Identities Fund Grant Program


Relevent Country: Canada

The Government of Nova Scotia is pleased to invite applications for Diversity and Community Capacity Fund Community (DCCF) and Cultural Identities Fund (CCIF).

The Diversity and Community Capacity Fund (DCCF) invests in the capacity-building efforts of organizations that represent traditionally marginalized communities and promote diversity and social equity.

The Cultural Communities and Identities Fund (CCIF) supports activities which recognize and celebrate the diversity of Nova Scotia’s new, emerging, and established cultural communities. By embracing and sharing our cultural identities, our province becomes a more welcoming, resilient, and creative place to live.


DCCF and CCIF are companion funding programs. The program objectives are to:

  • Increase access to programs and services that support equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Increase understanding of cultural diversity.
  • Build the capacity of your organization to represent traditionally marginalized groups.
  • Share, explore and preserve cultural identities.
  • Increase public understanding, through education, of traditionally marginalized groups and communities in Nova Scotia.
  • Grow Nova Scotian’s awareness and understanding of the richness of the province’s cultural communities.
  • Build the capacity of your organization to host an event/activity that promotes social inclusion.
  • Celebrate or observe a cultural tradition for all Nova Scotian

Funding Information: Funding is available for up to $10,000.

Ineligible Activities

  • Fundraising events or activities
  • Operating expenses, e.g (salaries, heat, rent, etc.)
  • Major building development or major equipment purchases
  • Projects in which the main objective is employment
  • Applications from individuals
  • Costs and expenses incurred prior to the deadline date are ineligible.
  • Research, studies, focus groups or public meetings. The DCCF/CCI grants are intended to
  • support action-oriented activities that will guide future action in diversity and social equity.

Eligible Criteria

  • Registered, Nova Scotia-based, non-profit society/cooperative in good standing
  • Mi’kmaw Band Councils
  • Registered Canadian charities actively operating in Nova Scotia
  • Federally incorporated non-profit organization
  • Municipalities, townships, etc.
  • Social enterprises/community interest companies

Source: https://cch.novascotia.ca/investing-in-our-future/diversity-and-community-capacity-fund