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Supporting Black Canadian Communities (SBCCI) Capacity-building Grant

Please note that applications for the SBCCI Capacity-building Grant are now closed.

Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative (SBCCI) is a federally funded government program that was created to build the capacity of Black-led grassroots and non-profit organizations that serve Canada’s Black communities.

The Black Business Initiative (BBI) is one of four intermediary organizations that deliver this program. SBCCI uses the intermediary delivery model to ensure that funding is made available to the black community fairly and transparently.

What activities and expenses are funded by a SBCCI Capacity-building Grant?

  • Travel costs
  • Data collection
  • Fees for professional services (excluding wages and salaries).
  • Printing & communications
  • Performance monitoring & reporting
  • Materials & Supplies
  • Knowledge development activities
  • Rental of premises for the project
  • Other associated administrative costs
  • Disability supports for executing project
  • Small office equipment & tools

To be eligible for a SBCCI Capacity-building Grant, you must be:

  • A legal entity in Canada and Canadian communities
  • A registered non-profit organization or charitable organization
  • A Black-led organization with a mandate to serve Black Canadian communities.
  • Please note: To meet the criteria of a Black-led organization, leadership positions (Directors, Founders) must be primarily occupied by people who self-identify as Black (minimum ⅔). The governance structure must be primarily composed of people who self-identify as Black (minimum ⅔).
  • An organization that requires between $10,000-$45,000 for your capacity-building project.

These are the recipients of funding from the first and second calls for proposals.

Information Sessions

We hold information sessions about the SBCCI grant, including information on the application process, required information, and documents. Should you choose to apply during the next call for proposals, we strongly encourage you to attend an information session as this may be beneficial to you.