The Government of British Columbia (BC) has announced Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Grants Program for registered non-profit and other eligible organizations.
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.
- In the 2021-22 grants cycle, eligible organizations can apply for grants up to $5,000.
- Projects must start on or after March 1, 2022 and end by March 31, 2023.
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:
- Equipment rental, such as:
- Lighting, sound and audio-visual
- Sports equipment
- COVID-19 protocol related costs, such as:
- Personal protective equipment
- Online hosting fees
- Digital content creation
- Virtual technology requirements
- Other relates costs incurred due to COVID-19 protocols at the time of program delivery
- Event or workshop materials, such as:
- 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
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 space
- Volunteer expenses, such as:
- T-shirts (for identification purposes only)
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.
For more information, visit https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/multiculturalism-anti-racism/multiculturalism/multiculturalismgrants