Before applying for a 2020 Repatriation Grant, please make sure you've consulted the Grant Guidelines. If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback on the application process, please call us at 250.356.5700 or email us at

Applications for the 2020 Repatriation Grants have closed and all available funding has been allocated. We thank everyone who applied and we are honoured to support the work of repatriation in British Columbia. If you are looking for other sources of funding for repatriation activities, there are currently two federal funding programs that can support repatriation, we recommend you consider reviewing the following:

The BCMA respectfully acknowledges the decades of work and advocacy Indigenous leaders and communities have undertaken to support the return of their ancestors and cultural patrimony. We thank the BC Government for their support of the 2020 Repatriation Grant and extend appreciation to the Royal BC Museum and the BCMA Indigenous Advisory Committee for their expertise, time, ideas, partnership, and guidance.

Templates and downloads:

We encourage online applications but you are also welcome to download this PDF application form and email your application to We recommend drafting your application using the PDF application then copying your answers into the online form as you will not be able to save your progress. 

A budget template is available to download hereYou will be required to attach a completed budget as part of your application.


More information about the grants is available here. If you have questions about your organization’s eligibility or require assistance with the online application form, please contact or call 250.356.5700.