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The Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative (SBCCI) was created by the Federal government through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to help increase the capacity of grassroots not-for-profit organizations serving Black communities in Canada. 

Capacity Building and Capital Assistance Grants under the SBCCI are facilitated by four intermediary organizations, with the Black Business Initiative being one of the key partners delivering this program. The initiative aims to provide funding through a fair and transparent process, and otherwise support Black community organizations across Canada to increase their organizational capacity and improve their workplaces and community spaces in the areas of: 

  1. Facilitating access to funding from a more diverse range of funding sources 
  2. Enhancing organizational governance to provide greater organizational stability and improved planning and oversight functions. 
  3. Enhancing operational management effectiveness and efficiency 
  4. Equipment purchases for work or community spaces, and/or renovations or retrofits of existing workspaces or community spaces owned or leased to improve functionality. 

For more information about the program and how to apply, click here: Program Guidelines

Deadline to Apply:

The deadline to apply for the funding is December 15, 2023. Applications submitted after the deadline cannot be considered unless general extension is provided. 

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