FCC Expression Fund

The FCC Expression Fund supports Canada's official languages and honours those communities where both languages thrive. It's $50,000 in funding for projects that contribute to the vitality of official language minority communities and help residents express the cultural and linguistic diversity of their area. Some examples include cultural centres or festivals, and public gardens or libraries. The fund awards between $2,000 and $10,000 to each successful applicant.

For more information, check out FCC Expression Fund successful past projects.

Who’s eligible?

Eligible groups include:

To be eligible, your project must:

  • Be located in Canada in a rural community with a population of fewer than 150, 000.
  • Enhance the vitality of an official language minority in Canada
  • Recognize FCC’s contribution
  • Be completed within two years of receiving funding


  • Only online applications will be evaluated
  • Your organization isn’t eligible if it’s received support from the FCC Expression Fund in the past two years
  • Preference may be given to organizations that focus on agriculture
  • FCC employees and their immediate family members are not eligible for the FCC Expression Fund
  • If your organization is selected, you’ll need to sign a letter of agreement with FCC and show documentation of project completion
  • Projects within school buildings that are accessible to the outside community will be considered

For more information on eligibility, see the FCC Expression Fund FAQs or email us

How to apply

Applications are open from December 6 to January 8, 2017.

By clicking Apply now, you acknowledge you’ve read the eligibility guidelines and that your organization is eligible to apply for the FCC Expression Fund.

You have four hours to complete the application. To save time and help you prepare, print off the application and fill it out before you begin.

You’ll be contacted by email in February.

Questions or problems applying? See our FCC Expression Fund FAQs or email us.