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 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 2024.

The Board decided to leave the grant policies, forms and information online until all funded projects have been completed.

  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:
    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 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
Box 99
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

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)

Organization Prov Grant Amount Project
1Doukhobor Dugout House National Historic SiteSK$ 7,800New Edition Memory Album and Directional Map
2National Doukhobor Heritage VillageSK$60,970Restoration of National and Provincial Historic Site, CCUB Grain Elevator
3Council of Doukhobors in CanadaBC$30,456Doukhobor Life in Canada, Phase II: Educational Resources for Experiential Learning
TOTAL $99,226

2022 Grants (Spring):

1National Doukhobor Heritage Village &
Kootenay Doukhobor Historical Society *
SK$25,635Digitizing Historic Heritage Sites, Several in BC and SK
2Union of Spiritual Communities of ChristBC$20,179Portion of Costs for Verigin Memorial Park Water Supply
* Grant funded entirely from Saskatchewan’s envelope.

2021 Grants (Fall):

Organization / LeadProvGrant AmountProject
1Lower Mainland Doukhobor Benevolent Society BC$ 4,475Publish ‘Thoughts of a Doukhobor’ Book of Lifelong Poetry by Timothy Samorodin
2Krestova Doukhobor Community Society BC$22,500Doukhobors in Canada: Educational Resources for Experiential Learning
3Kootenay Doukhobor Historical Society BC$61,440USCC Video Club Digitization
4United Doukhobors of Alberta AB$ 8,216Cowley-Lundbreck Renovation Project
5National Doukhobor Heritage Village / Jonathan Kalmakoff ** SK$30,080CCUB Discovery Portal, Phases 1 and 2
6Prayer Home Society of Doukhobors Kamsack and DistrictSK$10,000Erect Sign at Historic Voskreseniye Village
** Grant being co-funded by BC, AB & SK because of its broad significance

2021 Grants (Spring):

Organization Prov Grant
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
7National Doukhobor Heritage VillageSK$ 3,690Restoration Blacksmith Shop
TOTAL $10,518

2020 Grants:

Organization Prov Grant
1Lower Mainland Doukhobor Benevolent
BC$ 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 ChristBC$1,046.73Verigin Memorial Park Summer Student
2Lower Mainland Doukhobor Benevolent SocietyBC$ 500.00Support Victoria Choir to Attend Father’s Picnic / Social
3Okanagan DoukhoborsBC$ 500.00Hall Rental for Prayer Services
4Southern Alberta DoukhoborsAB$ 227.43Monthly Maleniye Costs
5United Doukhobors of AlbertaAB$ 227.43Maintain Historic Cowley-Lundbreck Cemetery and Home
6National Doukhobor Heritage VillageSK$1,546.73Replace Gazebo over Milling Stones and Small Grist Mill
7Doukhobor Dugout House National Site of CanadaSK$ 500.00New Metal Roof for Prayer Home on Site
TOTAL $4,548.32