Grant Funding

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 late June 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 below before applying, as there are changes from the old program.

Next Application Deadline: October 1, 2021

Project Criteria:

  1. 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 2021:
    1) Advancing Knowledge about Doukhobors;
    2) Fostering Doukhobor Heritage and Culture;
    3) Managing Financial Legacy Efficiently and Effectively;
    4) Communicating with Key Audiences/Communities.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Eligible Applicants:  

Applicants must be recognized, established non-profit Doukhobor organizations in Saskatchewan, Alberta and/or British Columbia dedicated to sustaining and enhancing the Doukhobor heritage and culture. Individuals may apply, if they are associated with or partner with an eligible organization, as defined here, and if that organization is supportive of the initiative and is willing and able to assist with managing grant funds and reporting requirements; a letter outlining such support must accompany the grant application. A list of such organizations that the Board is aware of is available here for the convenience of potential applicants, with the caveat that the organizations’ willingness to partner has not been confirmed by the CCUB Trust Fund Board.

*** See 2021 Granting Policy above for full program information and eligibility criteria ***

How to Apply:

Applications for grant funding are made by completing and submitting the Grant Application Form above (download, print, complete and mail). All applications must be fully completed and signed as indicated to be considered for funding. Submit applications by mail to this address:

Doukhobors Of Canada, CCUB Trust Fund
Attention: Linda Osachoff
Box 99
Verigin, SK S0A 4H0

CCUB Trust Fund Board Grant Allocations

Grants are funded from interest generated on the principal, as defined in The Act. Allocations are made according to the following long-standing formula: BC – 45%; AB – 10%; SK – 45%.

2021 Grants:

Organization Prov Grant Amount Project
1Doukhobor Discovery Centre, CastlegarBC$ 1,260Sign Replacement
2Malakoff – Krestova SocietyBC$ 1,000Resources for Experiential Learning
3Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ BC$ 2,128 Verigin Memorial Park Summer Student
4Southern Alberta Doukhobors AB$ 600Monthly Maleniye Meetings
5Cowley-LundbreckAB$ 706Monthly Maleniye Meetings
6Blaine Lake Doukhobor SocietySK$ 1,134Library Review & Restoration
6National Doukhobor Heritage VillageSK$ 3,690Restoration Blacksmith Shop
TOTAL $10,518

2020 Grants:

Organization Prov Grant Amount Project
1Lower Mainland Doukhobor Benevolent SocietyBC$350Choir and Father’s Day Project
2Kootenay Doukhobor Historical SocietyBC$1,000Planning Doukhobor Archive and Research Centre
3Kelowna Doukhobor GroupBC$350Yearly Prayer Meeting Support
4Union of Spiritual Communities of ChristBC$2,200Verigin Memorial Park Summer Student
5Southern Alberta DoukhoborsAB$600Monthly Maleniye Meetings
6National Doukhobor Heritage VillageSK$3,900CCUB Elevator Restoration Project
TOTAL $8,050

2019 Grants:

Organization Prov Grant Amount Project
1Union of Spiritual Communities of ChristBC1,046.73Verigin Memorial Park Summer Student
2Lower Mainland Doukhobor Benevolent SocietyBC500.00Support Victoria Choir to Attend Father’s Picnic / Social
3Okanagan DoukhoborsBC500.00Hall Rental for Prayer Services
4Southern Alberta DoukhoborsAB227.43Monthly Maleniye Costs
5United Doukhobors of AlbertaAB227.43Maintain Historic Cowley-Lundbreck Cemetery and Home
6National Doukhobor Heritage VillageSK1,546.73Replace Gazebo over Milling Stones and Small Grist Mill
7Doukhobor Dugout House National Site of CanadaSK500.00New Metal Roof for Prayer Home on Site
TOTAL 4,548.32