Apply for community project and event funding

The Community Development Fund (CDF) provides funding for projects, events and initiatives that provide long-term, sustainable economic and social benefits to Yukon communities.

Eligible organizations

  • Registered non-profit societies.
  • Not-for-profit corporations incorporated under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act based in Yukon.
  • Charitable organizations.
  • Municipal and First Nations governments.
  • First Nations development corporations undertaking for-profit social enterprises at a community-level.

Eligible projects and events

  • New construction projects.
  • Renovations, restorations and other physical improvements to buildings or lands.
  • Knowledge or skill development.
  • Research and planning.
  • Programs and events.

Project and event criteria

  • Create economic benefits such as generating local spending, creating employment opportunities or building infrastructure.
  • Bring new money into Yukon from outside sources.
  • Develop skills, knowledge and experience.
  • Create social benefits such as strengthening social and community networks, building partnerships and facilitating community involvement.
  • Support the community’s long-term well-being.
  • Have measurable social, cultural and economic benefits for Yukon residents and communities.

Past funding recipients:

Available funding

Funding is available for up to 90% of the total project or event costs:

  • Tier 1: $20,000 or less.
  • Tier 2: between $20,000 and $75,000.
  • Tier 3: over $75,000.

Application deadlines

4:30 p.m. on the day of the deadline. If this falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline moves to 4:30 p.m. on the next business day. 

  • Tier 1: January 15, May 15, July 15 and October 15.
  • Tier 2: April 15 and September 15.
  • Tier 3: January 15.

How to apply for funding

  1. Contact a Community Development Fund advisor to find out if your project/event is eligible.
  2. Complete the application.
  3. Submit your application before the deadline. 

In person: 303 Alexander Street, 2nd floor, Whitehorse 
Open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Email: cdf@gov.yk.ca
Fax: 867-393-7018​
Mail:
Government of Yukon
Community Development Fund (F-1)
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6

Contact: 

If you have questions about applying for funding for your community project email cdf@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-8125 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 8125.