Community Support Fund - addressing violence and increasing safety and economic security for Indigenous women, girls and 2S+ people (deadline October 6, 2023)
Supporting community projects that address violence and increase safety and economic security for Indigenous women, girls and 2S+ people.
The purpose of the Community Support Fund (CSF) is to improve the well-being of Indigenous women, girls and 2S+ people with the objective of supporting community-based initiatives that address violence and increase safety and economic security of Indigenous women, girls and 2S+ people.
These Indigenous-led projects will allow government to partner with Indigenous communities, organizations, governments and civil society on initiatives that implement the pathways identified in the Alberta MMIWG Roadmap (PDF, 59 KB).
Examples of eligible projects include initiatives that:
- support families, survivors and loved ones of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2S+ people (MMIWG2S+) on their path to healing
- promote public awareness of MMIWG2S+ issues
- develop strategies and initiatives that increase individual and community safety
- address gendered factors related to economic security
Successful CSF applicants can receive a maximum of $200,000 to support their projects or initiatives that address violence, increase safety, and increase economic security of Indigenous women, girls and 2S+ people. Multi-year projects or initiatives will be considered.
Funding for successful projects or initiatives is determined by demonstrating that the project or initiative:
- will address needs of Indigenous women, girls and 2S+ people
- is Indigenous-led, and
- identifies actions and performance measures to show the needs are met
Non-Indigenous entities or communities will be required to demonstrate the initiative is Indigenous-led by declaring the initiative is administered by an Indigenous individual and providing 2 letters of partnership from Indigenous communities or organizations.
Applicants must also demonstrate:
- organizational capacity to undertake the project or initiative
- the sustainability of the project or initiative, and
- how the results of the project or initiative will be shared with Indigenous women, girls and 2S+ people
Applicants who have outstanding deliverables for Indigenous Relations grants are ineligible for further funding until the outstanding deliverables are submitted.
Eligible applicants for the CSF include:
- First Nations
- Metis Settlements and Metis Settlements General Council
- Métis Nation of Alberta
- Aseniwuche Winewak Nation
- Other incorporated Indigenous communities and organizations
- Municipal governments and non-Indigenous organizations working in partnership with Indigenous people, organizations, and communities where the initiative primarily benefits Indigenous people
Individuals are not eligible for funding under this program.
The CSF provides financial support for Indigenous-led projects and initiatives that meet the purpose and objectives of the CSF.
Applicants must clearly demonstrate how the proposed project or initiative (1) achieves the CSF outcomes; and (2) addresses at least one of the following funding streams:
- Addressing violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2S+ people
- Increasing safety for Indigenous women, girls and 2S+ people
- Increasing economic security for Indigenous women, girls and 2S+ people
Applicants can submit up to 2 proposals per funding cycle. Project funding must not overlap, and budget line items can only be paid on one project.
DEADLINE: October 6, 2023
Government of Alberta
Aug 01, 2023
Oct 06, 2023