COVID-19 has been hard on all of us. No one could have imagined the financial, emotional, and mental uncertainty that followed the spread of COVID-19.


Black people already face systemic barriers that make accessing equity a challenge. Black people living with disabilities, international students, elderly peoples, LGBTQ+ populations, unhoused people, single-parent families, and people surviving domestic violence are just some of who have faced enormous hurdles during this time because of a lack of structural support.


That’s where Black in BC Aid comes in.

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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.

“tuko pamoja.”

-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 səilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíw (Squamish), Katzie, Tsawwassen (səwaθen), S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), SÁNEĆ, Kwantlen, Stz'uminus, xʷθkʷəəm (Musqueam) First Nations. We acknowledge that we do this work as uninvited settlers, and as stolen people on these stolen lands.


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