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Community War Memorial

Community War Memorial funding supports the construction, restoration or expansion of a community war memorial.

Who can apply?

To be eligible, the project must commemorate the achievements and sacrifices of those who served Canada since Confederation (1867). Eligible recipients are non-profit or for-profit organizations, in Canada or abroad. Organizations can also be provincial, territorial or municipal levels of Canadian government. The project must be of a finite duration, with clear start and end dates.

How to apply

Please review the guidelines and apply through the virtual portal. You can submit your funding application and supporting documents through the portal.

Please note that we no longer accept applications by mail or email.

Note: Projects submitted to Veterans Affairs Canada must adhere to the Official Languages Act. For example, projects involving the construction of a new war memorial must ensure that inscriptions are in both official languages.

Application deadline

  • Applications for grant funding for small restoration projects, up to $10,000, are accepted year-round.
  • The application deadline for funding up to $25,000, for projects occurring between 1 April 2025 and 31 March 2026, is 1 December 2024.

To be considered, applications must be duly completed. Veterans Affairs Canada will acknowledge receipt of applications and may solicit additional information. Veterans Affairs Canada aims to notify applicants in writing of its funding decision within 12 weeks, provided that an application is deemed complete.

If you have questions about your application, please contact us.

No. 2 Construction Battalion commemorative projects

The 2024 application deadline for dedicated funding for projects honouring No. 2 Construction Battalion has passed.

More information on when applications for 2025 will open, and the application deadline, will be shared in the coming months.

Dedicated funding is being provided by the Department of National Defence and is being made available based on a recommendation from the National Apology Advisory Committee.

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Community Engagement

Community Engagement funding supports organizations undertaking remembrance initiatives including commemorative activities or the development of commemorative materials.

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