Pro-choice groups: Apply for a Small Grant from ARCC

The mission of ARCC is to ensure reproductive freedom by protecting and advancing rights and access to abortion and to quality reproductive health care. ARCC is committed to supporting pro-choice groups across Canada that promote the right to equitable and accessible abortion services.

ARCC is pleased to provide small grants to small or low-resource pro-choice groups in Canada to fund minor expenses associated with group events, projects, or campaigns. Grants can be up to $200 to cover costs associated with concrete activities, such as printing costs for materials, advertising, expenses related to a research project, travel costs for a group representative to go to an abortion-related meeting or conference, supplies to make signs for a rally, expenses to hold an event, etc. The money should NOT cover costs of wages, payment of professionals, rent, service fees, or general operating costs. 

ARCC acknowledges the constraints on small organizations and on people accessing reproductive and abortion services resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Therefore, special consideration will be made for project needs affected by COVID-19.

Criteria

To qualify for a potential grant, you should be:

  • A small, low-resource, or newly established pro-choice group in Canada (applications from individual activists may be considered in special circumstances)
  • A group that reflects the values and mission of ARCC

And either:

  • A pro-choice group with an online presence demonstrating your work, events, and pro-choice advocacy work. Please include your website address, social media pages, or other evidence of online presence.
  • A group or individual who is making, or plans to make, significant impact in your local community over a specific issue related to abortion rights. Please include links to news articles, and/or copies of correspondence with decision makers, and/or a detailed plan of your project (half a page is fine).

Disclaimer: Regardless of your potential eligibility for a grant, ARCC reserves the right to decline any funding application. The funding reserved for this program is limited. Further, we may need to prioritize applications according to other reasonable criteria.

To apply, please complete the application form at the link below (Google Docs). We will get back to you with a decision within 1-2 weeks. If you have any questions, please contact smallgrants@arcc-cdac.ca. We appreciate and thank all who take the time to apply.

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