On March 14th, 2012, the Federal Government launched a new cycle of funding for Diamond Jubilee Celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This is only the second diamond jubilee celebration in Canadian history, and the Federal Government wants all Canadians to be able to partake in the festivities for this once in a lifetime celebration.
To celebrate the Diamond Jubilee, the Department of Canadian Heritage is making available funding for community celebrations in honour of the Queen’s 60-year reign, her service, and her dedication to this country. The funding is open to profit and not-for profit corporations, community groups, schools and municipalities to:
- mark the 60th anniversary of the reign of Her Majesty The Queen as Queen of Canada;
- celebrate those Canadians who, like Her Majesty, have dedicated themselves to service, to family, community, and country;
- celebrate the role of the Crown in Canada as well as our traditions, history, symbols, values and institutions;
- highlight how Canada has evolved over the past 60 years under Her Majesty’s reign and look to the future of our nation; and
- enable Canadians to participate in celebrations that contribute to building a sense of pride and belonging to Canada.
This round of funding is available to support programs running from September 1st, 2012 to December 31st, 2012. The deadline for application is May 7th, 2012.
For a link to the full details about the Diamond Jubilee Celebration Funding, and information on how to apply for funding, click here.