The Kule Folklore Centre at the University of Alberta is pleased to offer community organizations grants for archival projects. The maximum funding per project is $7,000.
Staffing: to hire competent staff to work on and complete an archival project for the organization.
Supplies: to purchase archival supplies necessary to complete a specific project.
Professional development: to train existing staff to work with archival records in order to complete a project.
- The organization applying for funding under this application must have a mandate to preserve Ukrainian-Canadian cultural heritage or be a Ukrainian-Canadian community organization that aims to preserve their organizational archive, and agree to the following terms and conditions.
- Funds received under this program may not be used for any purpose other than that indicated on the approved application.
- Funds received may be used to hire project personnel necessary to complete the project. Any personnel hired to work on or complete a project must be legally entitled to live and work in Canada. Organizations are encouraged to hire individuals with a demonstrated background in archival work, including a working knowledge of the Canadian Rules for Archival Description (RAD).
- Funds may also be used to purchase the supplies necessary to carry out an approved project (acid-free folders/boxes/photo sleeves, scanners, etc.)
- If the project involves description and/or digitization, it must be added to SUCH-network’s online database.
SUCH Grants are intended to support projects, not ongoing programs. A project is defined as an activity that has a definite start and end date, specific goals, and a plan for implementation and evaluation.
Projects must generate a result such as the following examples:
- a RAD compliant finding aid or a guide to holdings (note that the project can encompass analogue, digital or hybrid records);
- a report on a project’s impact on a community or group with evidence of the success of the project.
The following types of projects are NOT eligible for funding:
- projects for records which are not owned by the organization applying (PLEASE NOTE: Collections on short- or long-term loan to an organization from private individuals and private organizations are, in fact, private collections; the organization does not have legal title (a signed certificate of gift agreement / form) to these objects. Consequently, they are not held in the public trust since owners may retrieve their loaned objects at any time.)
- projects which involve paying for an acquisition (organizations looking to pay for acquisitions are encouraged to apply for funding through the Shevchenko Foundation);
- projects for records that will not be open for public research for more than 20 years;
- capital funding;
- projects for non-archival material such as cataloguing books, artifacts, copies of records, etc.;
- projects that are not in compliance with copyright legislation or other permissions;
- projects that focus exclusively on transcription, translation or digitization of records without other elements such as creating a description;
- Projects that focus on Ukrainian materials without a strong Canadian component.
- Projects must be completed by March 1 of the year following the year in which the grant was received. Any funds not spent by that date must be returned to the Kule Folklore Centre.
- A final report and financial statement must be submitted to the Kule Folklore Centre by March 15th. The final report must contain a report on the results generated by the project, and publicity material.
Application deadline: February 1
Notification of results: March 1
Funds distribution: between April 1 and 30
Final report: March 15
We accept online applications. Click here to view the form.
If you are not able to submit an online application form. please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org as a PDF.