Awakening Grant Application Form

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Awakening Grant Funding Criteria

Awakening-webThe Awakening print was donated to the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada in August 2009 by Canadian wildlife artist David Alexander Risk. Upon learning of WICC’s work with women, Risk offered a painting to be used by WICC in any way decided upon by the Board of Directors.  From the revenue received from the sale of this limited edition print, funds are made available to Aboriginal organizations that support projects by and for Aboriginal peoples in Canada, with a particular focus on women.

  1. An application for a project grant will be considered from:
    • Any and all Aboriginal women’s organizations with a valid registered charitable number from the Canada Revenue Agency.
  2. Applications which support program work with Aboriginal women in the following areas will be considered:
  • Gender-based violence
  • economic justice, health
  • cultural education
  • child welfare
  • advocacy
  • racism
  • peace

We encourage projects that:

    • are cooperative and promote self-sufficiency
    • promote the growth and education of Aboriginal languages and cultures
    • contribute to raising awareness of underlying causes of suffering
    • contribute to the empowerment of women
    • enable women to develop their full potential
    • provide cultural education and training for women

Limitation: WICC does not give grants to individuals, or for buildings (capital campaigns) or general operating expenses such as salaries and rent.

  1. Grants range between CDN$500 and CDN$2000, depending on availability of funds.
  2. Applications must be received by April 1 each year, on our Awakening Funding application form. Final approval will be made by the Council at its spring meeting in June.  Applicants will be notified of the Council’s decision by July 15.
  3. A follow-up report on the work for which funding has been received, detailing how the funds were used, is expected within six months of receipt of the grant. The funds are expected to be used in the same manner as indicated on the application.