FIQ’s grant-making mechanism is organized around three program areas: Eco, Active Citizenship and Unique Ideas.
Applications for funding are considered by FIQ throughout the year for the three program areas. If you are requesting a grant from FIQ, first step you need to do is to send us a Letter of Inquiry (LoI). Each LoI will be reviewed by the staff who assesses whether it fits within the current program description, funding priorities, and budget constraints.
To submit your LoI, please use one of the following options:
After careful review of the LoI, FIQ staff will contact you and ask for additional information, including a detailed project proposal.
If we consider a grant for your project proposal, the approval process will generally be completed within three months; however, the exact timeline may vary. Most grants are approved by the FIQ Grant Review Committee (GRC) which meets three times a year (March, June, and November).
There are not any set sizes of grants; however, the approved amount will correspond with the work that the grant is supporting. FIQ will advice you on the amount we can support, and this will depend on the specific needs of each proposed project.
FIQ monitors grants throughout their life cycle and evaluates them upon their completion. Each grantee is required to submit financial and narrative reports at specified intervals during the implementation of the project as well as upon its completion.