Application period open for Oshki Wupoowane | The Blanket Fund

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February 2023

Hudson’s Bay Foundation and the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund announced that applications are now being accepted for the Oshki Wupoowane | The Blanket Fund. Through two grant streams, The Blanket Fund will provide support for Indigenous cultural, artistic, and educational activities. Indigenous people, as well as Indigenous-led initiatives and organizations in Canada, are eligible.

The Capacity Building grant stream (up to $175,000/year) will support grassroots Indigenous charities, programs, communities, and initiatives with the potential for significant impact. This grant stream commits to multi-year relationships, in an effort to increase the capacity, networks, programs, and profile of the partners selected.

The Reconciliation Action grant stream (ranging from $1,500$15,000) will support community-level reconciliation activities, events, and initiatives that contribute to cultural revitalization; elevate Indigenous culture, languages, and traditions; increase understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples; or other grassroots initiatives that move reconciliation forward.

For more information about the grant application process, deadlines, eligibility, and more please visit

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