This spring, the Ontario government announced a new round of funding for the grant that benefits community-based, non-profit organizations’ security needs. The Ontario Grant to Support Anti-Hate Security Measures for Faith-Based and Community Organizations is a direct response to our community’s advocacy efforts. The program will provide up to $10,000 for security infrastructure and training for eligible institutions such as shuls and community centres.
Applications are now being accepted. The deadline to apply is August 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
We encourage all eligible institutions to apply for this funding as soon as possible.
It will take about 15 business days for the government to get back to you regarding your application. If your application is approved, you will get an email to let you know about the payment details. It takes about 10 business days to get your payment once approved.
Community-based, not-for-profit, and charitable organizations that, as a primary activity, host regular gatherings (i.e., at least once a month) of religious, spiritual or cultural significance. Hosting these gatherings must be a primary activity of the applicant. Schools and educational institutions are not eligible to apply at this time.
Organizations that applied for the grant in 2021-22 can apply again for 2022-23.
Full details and eligibility criteria can be found here.
How to Apply
You can access the application here.
Expenses incurred between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023, are eligible.
Eligible costs include:
- Upgrades directly related to enhancing the security of the building
- Completion of security assessments
- Training for organizations to respond to a hate-motivated incident
This opportunity is only available for a short time. Act immediately.
CIJA and UJA Community Security are prepared to assist any community institution that requires support applying for the grant.
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