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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits, For-Profits,
and Agencies for Projects to Honor Canada's Servicemen

Community War Memorial Funding

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Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) - Commemorative Partnership Program

Deadline Date:

11/01/21 Electronic Receipt or Postmarked


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Grants of up to $25,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations and for-profits, and Canadian provinces and municipalities for commemorative projects that honor Canada's servicemen. Funding is intended to support the construction of new memorials, or the restoration or expansion of existing memorials, that commemorate the achievements and sacrifices of those who served Canada since Confederation during war, military conflict, and peace.

Examples of eligible expenditures include:

  • Professional fees;
  • Administrative expenditures (e.g. printing, photocopying, fax, mail);
  • Equipment and machinery rental expenditures;
  • Reasonable travel expenditures inherent to the success of the project;
  • Salaries or wages, consistent with activities undertaken;
  • Design or assessment fees, consistent with activities undertaken and time required;
  • Expenditures related to the relocation of a monument, when warranted;
  • Construction expenditures.

Funding used to build an addition to an existing memorial includes projects that involve new construction directly or complementary (e.g., walls and columns) to an existing memorial. Priority will be given to expenditures related to the structure, accessibility, and safety of the site.

Projects submitted to Veterans Affairs Canada must adhere to the Official Languages Act, for example, projects involving the construction of a new war memorial must ensure that inscriptions are in both official languages.

Eligible projects may be assessed against the following criteria:

  • The applicant has the capacity to deliver the project.
  • The project objectives are specific and realistic and clearly support the objective of the CPP.
  • The project will engage youth, Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces members, and/or the general public in recognizing all those who served in Canada's efforts during war, military conflict, and peace.
  • The project will have noticeable impact and reach.
  • Where agreements for collaboration are required to ensure the successful delivery of the project, contributors have confirmed their participation.
  • The proposed budget is reasonable and sufficiently detailed.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 190275

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to 50% of eligible expenditures, not exceeding a maximum of $25,000, may be reimbursed.

Term of Contract:

Projects must start on or after April 1, 2022. The project must be of a finite duration, with clear start and end dates.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible recipients are non-profit or for-profit organizations, in Canada or abroad. Organizations can also be provincial, territorial, or municipal levels of the Canadian government.

Individuals and federal organizations are not eligible for funding.

A project is not eligible if:
- The memorial is dedicated solely to an individual;
- The memorial is of national significance;
- It is on federal land, with the exception of Reserves;
- It establishes a requirement for ongoing funding;
- It is completed before the application is submitted; or
- Its revenues cover or exceed expenditures.

Ineligible expenditures include, but are not limited to:
- Expenditures related to the purchase of land or buildings;
- Expenditures related to the construction of buildings or parks;
- Operational expenditures; or
- Expenditures related to landscaping, benches, garbage cans, and fencing for enhancement purposes.

Important Note: The Government of Canada will not, under any circumstances, assume responsibility for a community war memorial that was funded through CPP.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline for Community War Memorial projects is November 1, 2021, for projects starting on or after April 1, 2022.

The application form can be scanned and transmitted by e-mail or sent by mail. It must be received or postmarked no later than the stated deadline date.

Veterans Affairs Canada aims to notify applicants in writing of its funding decision within 12 weeks of the application deadline, provided that an application is deemed complete.

A minimum of 25% of the applicant’s portion of the overall project cost must be cash, while up to 25% can be contributions made in-kind.


Program Guidelines:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit the completed application and any supporting materials by email to

Or mail to:
Veterans Affairs Canada
Commemorative Partnership Program
191 Great George Street, Room 304
PO Box 7700
Charlottetown, PE C1A 8M9

To speak to staff call 1-866-522-2122 (English) or 1-866-522-2022 (French) or contact the email address indicated above.

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