Regional Emergency Fund for Organizations Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Fonds régional d’urgence pour les organismes affectés par la pandémie de COVID-19

Funder

Ministère de la Culture et des Communications

Program Type

Operations

Deadline

January 29, 2021

Type of Aid

Grant

Financial Aid

Up to $50,000

Description

The objective of this program is to provide rapid emergency assistance to organizations regardless of whether they receive operating funding from the Ministry. This emergency fund is also intended to prevent the permanent closure of cultural and communications organizations and thus keep Quebec culture alive.

Criteria

  • Eligible applicant organizations must work in the Ministry's sectors of intervention
  • Eligible applicant organizations may or may not be receiving operating funding from the Ministry, but preference will be given to organizations not already receiving support
  • Organizations that would typically receive support from SODEC, CALQ or BAnQ are ineligible
  • Applicant organizations must:
  • Send the completed form by emaiil or, in attached documents, the information needed to assess the application to the appropriate regional office.

  • Demonstrate that they have verified and confirmed with the appropriate ministries and agencies that other assistance programs available in relation to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, both provincial and federal, do not apply to them or their situation

  • Demonstrate, where applicable, that the operating assistance provided by the Ministry is not sufficient to ensure its survival

  • Present the urgency of its situation in a precise and clear manner

  • Submit an action plan adapted to the current situation for the accomplishment of its mission and its survival, including realistic budget estimates

  • Submit its most recent activity report

  • Submit its most recent financial statements, duly signed and adopted by resolution of the Board of Directors

  • Table the resolution of the Board of Directors designating the agent authorized to negotiate and ratify the agreement with the Ministry

  • Provide any relevant information to support its application

Eligible Expenses

  • Not explicitly stated

Supporting Documents

  • Completed application form
  • Most recent activity report
  • Most recent financial statements, duly signed and adopted by a resolution of the Board of Directors
  • An action plan adapted to the applicant organization's current situation in order to accomplish its mission and ensure its survival; this plan must include realistic budget estimates
  • Resolution of the Board of Directors designating the agent authorized to negotiate and ratify the agreement with the Ministry