CWCF Young Adult Arts & Culture Grant Program

Do you like co-ops? Do you have a great idea for an arts or cultural project about them? Are you a young adult?  Would you like to have a chance to receive up to $1,000 for your project? Well thanks to the generosity of the late CWCF past president Mark Goldblatt, CWCF can help make your idea a reality with a small grant to help pay for an arts and cultural project to promote co-operatives (preferably worker co-operatives). Upon completion, CWCF will promote the project via website, newsletter and social media.


2024 applications now open  – apply here!

2024 Applications Open: 

2024 Application Deadline: 

2024 Projects to be completed by: 

January 2024

April 30th, 2024

April 30th, 2025


Examples of Eligible Projects


Funding Amounts

  • Up to $1,000 per project
  • Funds to be released 30 days after completion of the project, although instalments can be released for materials earlier upon provision of an invoice with receipts
  • This grant may be matched with other funding, but this is not a requirement


Application Requirements

  • Projects to be executed by individuals between 18-35 years of age, located in Canada
  • The project promotes co-operatives in general
  • Project to be completed by April 30th of the following year
  • A brief project report must be submitted to CWCF within 30 days of project completion
  • CWCF works with worker co-ops, and multi-stakeholder co-ops which have substantial worker control. Projects that incorporate worker co-operatives, co-operatives and community engagement may receive preference, but it is not a requirement


Project Evaluation Criteria

  • The project has the potential to make the co-op model more known (i.e. visibility and accessibility for sharing the message of co-operation)
  • Project has a clear plan/objectives/budget to ensure that it can be completed and within the one-year time frame.
  • Project promotes worker co-operatives
  • Project engages community and/or co-operatives
  • Quality of the overall application 
  • Applicant provided good examples of past work
  • Project takes unique approach to current issues
  • Project has emotional appeal