UPDATE: Our team has been receiving a significant number of applications. Our applications will remain open until December 15, 2020. Our team will not be accepting applications during the holiday period. Applications will reopen in 2021.
Black in BC Aid was born out of a need to support Black people experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Black in BC Aid is a community organized nonprofit organization which fundraises to provide emergency low-barrier micro-grants to Black people living on the unceded Coast Salish land now known as British Columbia, Canada. After being approved through the short application, Black community members are eligible for a one-time payment of CA$150. There is no expectation to repay or that recipients will report how they spent their money.
As we live through this quickly evolving time of transition, some folks are experiencing unexpected financial hardship that can not wait for governmental systems of aid. Black folks are over-represented in these communities. Donate to support our work.
-Swahili for "we are together"
Are you a Black person living in British Columbia in need of emergency funds related to COVID-19? Apply for a $150 micro grant today by filling out an application form below.
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We wish to recognize that this work is done by Black people living on the unceded ancestral lands of the Coast Salish people, including the səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish), Katzie, Tsawwassen (sc̓əwaθen), S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), W̱SÁNEĆ, Kwantlen, Stz'uminus, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nations. We acknowledge that we do this work as uninvited settlers, and as stolen people on these stolen lands.