Together for Education and Community Projects
The objectives of the Fondation communautaire du Grand-Havre (FCGH) are to promote French culture and language, as well as secure engagement of members of the Acadian and Francophone community in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM).
How the fund works
The FCGH is administered by members of the local community in collaboration with staff from the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP) who know their students best.
Two to three FCGH scholarships will be awarded each year for a value of $1,000 each. This financial assistance is offered to Acadian and Francophone graduate students who wish to pursue higher education (university, college or other), preferably but not necessarily in French.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
- To be eligible to receive one of the scholarships, the student must 1) be a graduate of a CSAP high school in HRM and, 2) be enrolled in a post-secondary program in Canada.
- Student scholarships will be awarded by the scholarship committees in CSAP high schools. Recipients will have demonstrated courage in the pursuit of learning, and/or will have participated in a committed way in their school and community.
- Please note that there is no application form for the scholarships.
Each year, a selection committee reviews the applications and distributes the annual interest generated by the fund. Community project grants are awarded with a total value of approximately $3,000 based on the following criteria:
- Activities to promote community development, outreach and visibility.
- Promotion of French-language community programs and services.
- Leadership initiatives to enhance and support community organizations.
About our fund
The FCGH was created as a result of joint agreements between HRM and the Province of Nova Scotia with the Halifax Francophone community. An initial contribution was made to re-establish and strengthen relations with the municipality’s Acadian and Francophone community. On an annual basis, the FCGH is proud to announce scholarships and community project grants.
The Foundation will welcome donations, large and small, to create a long-term endowment fund to support Acadian and Francophone organizations and students. Your support can take many forms:
- a one-time donation
- a recurring commitment
- a donation for a specific project
We have joined forces with the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia in partnership with CanadaHelps.org to accept tax deductions for donations by clicking on the “Donate Now” button. For donations over $200 please contact the CFNS office or donate directly by sending a cheque payable to the Fondation communautaire du Grand-Havre to the following address:
Fondation communautaire du Grand-Havre
c/o The Community Foundation of Nova Scotia
1888 Brunswick Street, Suite 819
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Apply for funding
The FCGH is pleased to announce that it has established annual grants for community projects. To apply for funding, click the “Apply” button below. To ensure your application is registered, you must go to the last page of the online form and click the “Submit” button. The application must be made by April 30th.
We reserve the right to publish the photo and information of the winners for media promotion.
Please contact us
For more information on the Fondation communautaire du Grand-Havre, or to contact a member of the Selection Committee, please email the Conseil communautaire du Grand-Havre at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-435-3244.
For more information on how to make a donation through the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia, please call them at 902-490-9916 or email them at email@example.com.