Grant Name: Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Grants

Status:

Will reopen in Fall 2022

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Deadline:

Fall 2022

Description

Under the annual multiculturalism and anti-racism grant program, funds are available to support projects that build intercultural interaction, trust and understanding, or challenge racism, hate and systemic barriers.

In 2021-22, the program focus is on projects that seek to reduce systemic racism, hate incidents and/or build capacity in racialized communities, with a preference for applications submitted by racialized and marginalized groups.

Projects must start on or after March 1, 2022 and end by March 31, 2023.

Eligibility

Organizations eligible to apply:

  • Registered non-profits, incorporated, and in good standing under the Societies Act [SBC2015], or a British Columbia-based, federally registered charity, also in good standing
  • Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, or Métis) governments, tribal councils, band councils, or organizations
  • Provincial public institutions such as boards of education, schools, colleges and universities, libraries, chambers of commerce, hospitals and other health-care institutions with at least one BIPOC-led non-profit society as a partner
  • Municipal and regional district governments with at least one BIPOC-led non-profit society as a partner
  • Private sector organizations with at least one BIPOC-led non-profit society as a partner
  • Eligible organizations must have a British Columbia address.

Eligible grant expenses 

Eligible expenses must be the direct costs needed to administer the project. Grant recipients ​may spend funding in one or more of the following categories:

  • ü  Equipment rental, such as:
    • o    Lighting, sound, and audio-visual
    • o    Sports equipment
  • ü  COVID-19 protocol related costs, such as:
    • o    Personal protective equipment
    • o    Online hosting fees
    • o    Digital content creation
    • o    Virtual technology requirements
    • o    Other relates costs incurred due to COVID-19 protocols at the time of program delivery
  • ü  ​​Event or workshop materials, such as:
    • o    Pens, paper, and other tools
  • Fees, such as:
    • Project coordinator’s fees
    • Facilitators’, artists’ or coaches’ fees
    • Workshop fees
    • Training/educational fees
    • Performance fees
  • Food and beverage, such as:
    • Food and non-alcoholic beverages for participants and volunteers
  • Honorariums, fees and contract agreements, such as:
    • Indigenous or other cultural elders
    • Facilitators, speakers, artists, coaches, and cultural workers
    • Technicians
    • Note: Conflicts of interest need to be identified in advance
  • ​​Marketing and communications, such as:
    • Newspaper ads
    • Graphic design fees
  • Transportation costs where transportation is a barrier to participation
  • Venue rental, such as:
    • Any identified programming spaces
  • Volunteer expenses, such as:
    • T-shirts (for identification purposes only)
    • Refreshments

Ineligible grant expenses 

  •  Applications seeking grant funding to cover expenses in one or more of the following categories will not be considered:
  • Salaries and fees not directly related to delivering the project
  • Fundraising beyond project cost-recovery
  • Capital projects
  • Major equipment purchases
  • Alcohol
  • Recurring business expenses, such as:
    • Rental of office space
    • Utility, telephone, and other recurring expenses

Applicants seeking funding for festivals or cultural celebrations should email multiculturalism@gov.bc.ca prior to submitting an application to discuss the eligibility of their proposal.

How to Apply?

For more information please contact: multiculturalism@gov.bc.ca

Funding Amount

In the 2021-22 grants cycle, eligible organizations can apply for grants up to $5,000.

Contact Information

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Processing Fee

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Location/Classification

British Columbia

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