Grant Name: Access Support – Supplement

Status:

Active

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Deadline:

Varies by project

Description

Access Support is a supplement to a project grant that funds individual applicants who self-identify as Deaf, having disabilities or living with mental illness, as well as groups and organizations who want to increase the accessibility to their presentation/ production for audience and/or participants. This supplementary grant provides a contribution towards costs for specific services and supports required to carry out a project funded by Arts NS.

Please note, that to receive this supplementary grant, your associated project grant must first be successful. Following this, your Access Support application will be assessed by a program officer.

Eligibility

Individuals must:

  • self-identify as Deaf, having disabilities or living with mental illness
  • be eligible to Arts NS programs

 Groups and organizations must:

  • be eligible to Arts NS programs

 Eligible expenses:

A contribution towards costs associated with disability-related supports and services required to carry out your activities, including (but not limited to):

  • sign language interpretation
  • personal care attendant or support worker
  • a transcriber or specialized editor
  • personal project coordinator or assistant
  • a guide or visual describer
  • converting material into accessible formats
  • rental of specialized equipment needed for personal access or support

 Ineligible expenses include:

  • major capital costs (e.g., purchase of a wheelchair, vehicle, computer, renovations, etc.)
  • supports and services required for daily living (e.g., home care, regular therapy, medication etc.)
  • services and supports that are not directly tied to your funded activities
  • services and supports for which you are already receiving funding from another agency
  • expenses incurred before your associated grant start date or after the submission of your final report

How to Apply?

Applications must be delivered with associated project grant.

 Application Assessment

To receive this supplementary grant, your associated project grant must first be successful. Following this, your Access Support application will be assessed by a program officer based on:

  • a reasonable budget
  • how directly the support is tied to carrying out the activities in your associated project grant
  • funds available

Please note, if your Access Support application is successful, you might not be awarded the full amount requested.

Funding Amount

Up to $1000 for individuals and up to $2500 for groups/organizations

Contact Information

Arts Nova Scotia
1741 Brunswick St., 3rd Floor
P. O. Box 456, STN Central
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3J 2R5

Processing Fee

N/A

Location/Classification

Nova Scotia
Arts, Culture

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