In response to the recent rise in hate incidents in Ontario, the Ministry of Citizenship and Multiculturalism is launching an expanded Ontario Anti-Hate Security and Prevention Grant this Winter to better support impacted communities with priority given to organizations that primarily serve Jewish and Muslim communities. This includes expanded eligibility criteria and funding tiers. Applications are now open for 2023-2024 and the deadline to apply is January 15, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Faith-based, cultural, 2SLGBTQQIA+, First Nations, Inuit, Métis, and Urban Indigenous organizations and communities may now be eligible for a one-time grant of of $10,000, $15,000, or $20,000 as well as additional funding for non-registered chapters that meet eligibility guidelines to help prevent and/or respond to hate-motivated incidents.
Organizations that received the Anti-Hate Security and Prevention grant in Fall 2023 (application period July 20 – November 7, 2023) will be eligible for top-up funding ($5,000, $7,500, $10,000) to bring them to the Winter grant amounts.
To be eligible for the Winter grant, the applicant must hold gatherings of religious, spiritual or cultural significance, at least once a month as part of regular activities. 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations that primarily hold 2SLGBTQQIA+ annual cultural gatherings are now also eligible. The applicant must be a registered charity or not-for-profit corporation without share capital, First Nations band council, First Nations tribal council or First Nations education authority.
In addition to previous eligible organizations, the grant has been expanded to more faith-based or cultural organizations including: organizations whose primary activity is providing regulated health care, housing, licensed child and youth care, or social services; organizations, outside of schools and postsecondary institutions, whose primary activity is providing children’s and youth programming; and organizations whose primary activity is performing arts.
Both new applicants to the Winter 2023-24 grant and approved Fall recipients will have until April 30, 2024, to incur eligible expenses on all funds received.
It’s easy to apply! For more information about eligibility requirements and guidelines for submitting an application, please visit the Anti-Hate Security and Prevention Grant application portal. Fall recipients interested in top-funding are encouraged to visit the application portal to complete a simplified form, confirming interest in additional funds and commitment to amended Terms and Conditions.
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