Together for Education and Community Projects
The Fonds communautaire du Grand-Havre (FCGH) promotes French culture and language, and works to secure engagement of members of the Acadian and francophone community in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM).
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 communities. On an annual basis, the FCGH is proud to announce scholarships and community project grants.
The Fund welcomes 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 (CFNS) to accept tax-deductible donations. For donations over $200, please contact the CFNS office or donate directly by sending a cheque payable to the Fonds communautaire du Grand-Havre to the following address:
Fondation communautaire du Grand-Havre
c/o Community Foundation of Nova Scotia
2309 Maynard Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
How the Fund Works
The FCGH Scholarship 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 of $1,000 each will be awarded each year. This financial assistance is offered to Acadian and francophone graduating students who wish to pursue higher education (university, college or other), preferably, but not necessarily, in French.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
- To be eligible, the student must be a graduate of a CSAP high school in HRM and 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 there is no application form for the scholarships.
The FCGH is pleased to announce it has established annual grants for community projects. To apply for funding, click the “Apply” button below.
Each year, a selection committee reviews the applications and distributes the annual interest generated by the fund. Community project grants are awarded 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.
If you would like to apply for a community project, we invite you to click on the Apply Now button below.
Apply for Funding
To ensure your application is registered, be sure to go to the last page of the online form and click the “Submit” button. The application must be submitted 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 CFNS, call 902-490-9916 or email email@example.com.