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Canadian Women’s Foundation: Call for Applications for Safer + Stronger Grants Program

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 5, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on February 14, 2021
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Canadian Women’s Foundation logo

The Safer + Stronger Grants Program aims to support organizations’ ability to help address, prevent and reduce gender-based violence and deal with an influx of people seeking support due to an increase in gender-based violence in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Examples of eligible activities include:
> Counselling support;
> Crisis intervention;
> Digital and telephone-based resources;
> Coordination of services and/or supplies;
> Additional staff required to safely deliver services;
> Participant engagement costs (e.g. childcare, transportation assistance);
> Preventing and supporting those that have experienced sexual violence, including in the workplace and on campus;
> Capacity-building for the sector through resource sharing, training opportunities or knowledge mobilization by regional, provincial, or national groups;
> Broader prevention work such as advocacy, policy development, research, and public engagement in the context of the pandemic.

Utilize This Offer

The Foundation encourages applicants from and applications supporting equity-seeking communities, including:
a) First Nations, Métis, and Inuit women, girls, Two Spirit, trans, and non-binary people;
b) Black women, girls, Two Spirit, trans, and non-binary people;
c) Women, girls, Two Spirit, trans, and non-binary people living with disabilities;
d) Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, pansexual, androgynous, and asexual (2SLGBTQI+) people.

Applicants Must Be:
1. Women’s organizations and other organizations in any region of Canada, except Quebec, offering significant gender-based violence supports and services to women;
2. Incorporated non-profit organizations with a valid charitable number from Canada Revenue Agency, or a First Nation or other organization/hamlet that is designated as a qualified donee;
3. Incorporated non-profit organizations without charitable status that are not qualified donees will be considered if they are working with a partner who is a qualified donee and has a mandate relevant to the project.

Requests can range between $10,000 and $200,000.

Apply as early as possible. We will accept applications on a continuous basis until February 15, 2021.

For more information, please visit

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 07
Jan 07

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the project and also to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Ressource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities), that will show up, by chronologic order.
6. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse!

Jan 06
Jan 06

je dispose un projet d'accompagnement psychosocial des femmes et jeunes filles victimes des violences basées sur le genre dans 5 zones de santé affectés par le conflits armés ( uvira, mwenga; fizi et kalehe) dans la province du sud kivu à l'est de la RDCongo
je suis joignale au
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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 06
Jan 06

Merci de votre message.
Veuillez remarquer qu' il s' agit d' une opportunité pour le Canada.
Meilleures salutations.

Jill Langhus
Jan 06
Jan 06

Thanks, Ana! Sounds great!