Overview & Purpose:
The Doukhobors of Canada CCUB Trust Fund Act (S.S. 1980) states in Section 16(1) that “The Board shall provide for the making of grants to recognized non-profit organizations which are dedicated to establishing and maintaining the heritage and culture of the Doukhobors of Canada.” In Section 16(2), the Act further says that “A grant may be made subject to any terms and conditions that the board considers reasonable.”
In the summer of 2021, the Board approved new Funding Policy Guidelines for the expanded funding program, made possible after the legislative change allowing access to the full Fund Principal. Please review the new guidelines introduced major changes from the previous program.
Next Application Deadline: NONE
Please Note: As of May 2023, the CCUB Trust Fund has been fully allocated and the Board will no longer be accepting grant applications. A small amount remains in the Fund for wind-up costs in the coming year.
The Board decided to leave the grant policies, forms and information online until all funded projects have been completed.
- To be eligible, projects and initiatives must be designed to reflect and protect the special heritage and culture of Doukhobors in Canada and align with the four main themes of the C.C.U.B. Trust Fund Board Strategic Plan:
1) Advancing Knowledge about Doukhobors;
2) Fostering Doukhobor Heritage and Culture;
3) Managing Financial Legacy Efficiently and Effectively;
4) Communicating with Key Audiences/Communities.
- A variety of projects is encouraged, including those that:
- support structural (or built) Doukhobor heritage;
- feature / promote / preserve Doukhobor cultural heritage activities or knowledge; and/or
- enhance learning about Doukhobor culture and heritage.
- While projects will normally take one year to complete, longer initiatives may be eligible, if required to achieve intended goals. All projects must be completed, with final reports submitted, by the end of May 2024.
Applicants were recognized, established non-profit Doukhobor organizations in Saskatchewan, Alberta and/or British Columbia dedicated to sustaining and enhancing the Doukhobor heritage and culture. Individuals could apply, if they were associated with or partner with an eligible organization, as defined in the guidelines, and if that organization was supportive of the initiative and is willing and able to assist with managing grant funds and reporting requirements; a letter outlining such support had to accompany the grant application. A list of such organizations that the Board was aware of was provided for potential applicants, with the caveat that the organizations’ willingness to partner has not been confirmed by the CCUB Trust Fund Board.
Applications for grant funding were made by completing and submitting the Grant Application Form above and submitted to:
Doukhobors Of Canada, CCUB Trust Fund
Attention: Linda Osachoff
Verigin, SK S0A 4H0
Progress and Final Reports:
All those who received Grants from the CCUB Trust Fund are expected to provide progress reports every six-months and a final report at the end of the grant period. The form for both types of reports is available below. It can be printed, completed and mailed to the same address as applications (above), or it can be downloaded, completed and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCUB Trust Fund Board Grant Allocations
Since the May 2021 amendment to The CCUB Trust Fund Act, grants have been funded from both the Fund’s principal and interest. Allocations are guided by the following formula: BC – 45%; AB – 10%; SK – 45%.
2023 Grants (Feb/May)
|1||Doukhobor Dugout House National Historic Site||SK||$ 7,800||New Edition Memory Album and Directional Map|
|2||National Doukhobor Heritage Village||SK||$60,970||Restoration of National and Provincial Historic Site, CCUB Grain Elevator|
|3||Council of Doukhobors in Canada||BC||$30,456||Doukhobor Life in Canada, Phase II: Educational Resources for Experiential Learning|
2022 Grants (Spring):
|1||National Doukhobor Heritage Village & Kootenay Doukhobor Historical Society *||SK||$25,635||Digitizing Historic Heritage Sites, Several in BC and SK|
|2||Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ||BC||$20,179||Portion of Costs for Verigin Memorial Park Water Supply|
2021 Grants (Fall):
|Organization / Lead||Prov||Grant Amount||Project|
|1||Lower Mainland Doukhobor Benevolent Society||BC||$ 4,475||Publish ‘Thoughts of a Doukhobor’ Book of Lifelong Poetry by Timothy Samorodin|
|2||Krestova Doukhobor Community Society||BC||$22,500||Doukhobors in Canada: Educational Resources for Experiential Learning|
|3||Kootenay Doukhobor Historical Society||BC||$61,440||USCC Video Club Digitization|
|4||United Doukhobors of Alberta||AB||$ 8,216||Cowley-Lundbreck Renovation Project|
|5||National Doukhobor Heritage Village / Jonathan Kalmakoff **||SK||$30,080||CCUB Discovery Portal, Phases 1 and 2|
|6||Prayer Home Society of Doukhobors Kamsack and District||SK||$10,000||Erect Sign at Historic Voskreseniye Village|
2021 Grants (Spring):
|1||Doukhobor Discovery Centre, Castlegar||BC||$ 1,260||Sign Replacement|
|2||Malakoff – Krestova Society||BC||$ 1,000||Resources for Experiential Learning|
|3||Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ||BC||$ 2,128||Verigin Memorial Park Summer Student|
|4||Southern Alberta Doukhobors||AB||$ 600||Monthly Maleniye Meetings|
|5||Cowley-Lundbreck||AB||$ 706||Monthly Maleniye Meetings|
|6||Blaine Lake Doukhobor Society||SK||$ 1,134||Library Review & Restoration|
|7||National Doukhobor Heritage Village||SK||$ 3,690||Restoration Blacksmith Shop|
|1||Lower Mainland Doukhobor Benevolent Society||BC||$ 350||Choir and Father’s Day Project|
|2||Kootenay Doukhobor Historical Society||BC||$ 1,000||Planning Doukhobor Archive and Research Centre|
|3||Kelowna Doukhobor Group||BC||$ 350||Yearly Prayer Meeting Support|
|4||Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ||BC||$2,200||Verigin Memorial Park Summer Student|
|5||Southern Alberta Doukhobors||AB||$ 600||Monthly Maleniye Meetings|
|6||National Doukhobor Heritage Village||SK||$3,900||CCUB Elevator Restoration Project|
|1||Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ||BC||$1,046.73||Verigin Memorial Park Summer Student|
|2||Lower Mainland Doukhobor Benevolent Society||BC||$ 500.00||Support Victoria Choir to Attend Father’s Picnic / Social|
|3||Okanagan Doukhobors||BC||$ 500.00||Hall Rental for Prayer Services|
|4||Southern Alberta Doukhobors||AB||$ 227.43||Monthly Maleniye Costs|
|5||United Doukhobors of Alberta||AB||$ 227.43||Maintain Historic Cowley-Lundbreck Cemetery and Home|
|6||National Doukhobor Heritage Village||SK||$1,546.73||Replace Gazebo over Milling Stones and Small Grist Mill|
|7||Doukhobor Dugout House National Site of Canada||SK||$ 500.00||New Metal Roof for Prayer Home on Site|