Individuals in the arts and smaller organizations in the Ukrainian Canadian community are experiencing significant challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. There are difficulties with respect to: creating and delivering programming, engaging membership, volunteers, and audiences in the face of reduced physical contact, and generating income from membership dues, virtual public events or other traditional sources.

The Shevchenko Foundation has heard the challenges many of you in our community are facing. We share your concern about short-and medium-term financial needs, and the effect of unexpected expenses. We would like to help.

We are offering one-time grants of $500 to smaller organizations (with an operating budget of less than $50 thousand dollars) and to individuals to help with creating and delivering programming, building capacity to meet financial challenges, or enhancing digital platforms to reach audiences and supporters. Applicants can apply for 100% of proposal costs

For example, these grants can be used for such things as helping to pay rent for other than residence spaces, internet upgrades and computer software, hiring a facilitator for strategic planning, configuring space in compliance with regional COVID-19 protocols, keeping audiences engaged virtually, and other needs you may identify.

REQUIREMENTS:

Individuals:

  • a letter of intent – stating the reason for the need for the requested funding assistance, its intended use and anticipated benefits;
  • a budget listing revenues and expenses for the project;
  • a letter of recommendation or reference (non-family members) and/or a letter of support from groups/institutions relevant to the project.

Organizations:

  • a letter of intent – stating the reason for the need for the requested funding assistance, its intended use and anticipated benefits;
  • a budget listing revenues and expenses for the project;
  • latest financial statement adopted at your AGM

Contact 1-866-524-5314 if you have any questions or require assistance with your application.