Ontario Doubles Investment in Anti-Racism Anti-Hate Grant Program
The Ontario government is helping more communities combat racism and hate by doubling its investment in the Anti-Racism Anti-Hate Grant Program.
An additional $1.6 million in funding will help support more community-led public education and awareness projects, bringing the total funding for the grant program to $3.2 million over two years. “By supporting the important work in our communities in the fight against racism and hate, we are strengthening our commitment to a more equitable Ontario,” said Parm Gill, Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism.
“Doubling our investment in the Anti-Racism Anti-Hate Grant will also protect our progress in improving outcomes for those facing racism and hate across the province.”
The Ontario government developed the Anti-Racism Anti-Hate Grant in collaboration with community partners for local projects that increase public education and awareness on the impact of racism and hate, in all its many forms, according to a news release.
These grants will support eligible organizations, including community-based and not-for-profit organizations, to lead initiatives that help build capacity, connect communities and deepen understanding to address the impacts of racism and hate.
In September 2021, the government announced $1.6 million for the program. Grants of up to $40,000 over two years for independent projects and $100,000 over two years for partnerships between two or more organizations have been awarded to 32 new community programs.
New applications are being accepted until February 14, 2022 for a second round of grants totalling up to $1.6 million. Existing eligible applicants will be automatically considered for the additional funding.