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Africa Centre was selected as one of the four intermediary organizations to deliver the SBCCI program. Using an intermediary delivery model, the initiative aims to provide funding through a fair and transparent process and support Black-led non-profit organizations across Canada. The program consists of two streams tailored to specific organizational needs.

1. Providing funding through a fair and transparent process and otherwise support Black community organizations across Canada to increase their organizational capacity

2. Support the funded organization and work with partner organizations towards improving the capacity of the Black-led community organizations, thus enhancing the vitality of the sector and building community capacity.

3. Address and be inclusive of diverse Black communities across Canada.

Capacity Building Grant Stream

This stream is designed to strengthen registered Black-led non-profit organizations through operational and governance capacity-building efforts so that they may effectively establish effective structures, systems and services.

Focus Areas:

Improve internal capacities, processes, and human resources.
Enhance mission fulfillment and community service.
Facilitate access to funding from diverse sources.
Focus on communication, leadership, continuous learning, empowerment, service, and accomplishment.

Capital Assistance Grant Stream

This stream provides financial support for registered Black-led non-profit organizations. The Capital Assistance Grant aims to enable these organizations to undertake significant initiatives that contribute to their long-term sustainability and impact on their communities.

Focus Areas:

Undertake significant capital projects with tangible assets.
Support projects involving equipment, facilities, and infrastructure.
Aim for long-term organizational sustainability and community impact.

Submission Dates

Third Call for Proposals:

Applications Open: Nov. 20, 2023, at 12 p.m. (EST)
Application Deadline: Dec. 15, 2023, 11:59 p.m. (EST)

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The Canadian Government has allocated $21.5 million for the third round of proposals under the Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative (SBCCI). Among these, the Africa Centre is one of the four critical intermediary organizations selected to implement the initiative on behalf of the Canadian government.

Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative (SBCCI) is a federally funded program created through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) with a goal to increase the capacity of Black-led grassroots and non-profit organizations that serve Black communities in Canada. Africa Centre is one of four intermediary organizations delivering the program to ensure a fair and transparent granting process.

SBCCI was created to help increase the capacity of grassroots not-for-profit organizations serving Black communities in Canada. SBCCI is aiding Black community organizations through funding, support and inclusion.

SBCCI supports Black-led and Black-serving non-profits in Canada through capacity-building projects in:

Diversifying Funding

Board Governance

Operational Management

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