Organizations with the aim to advance violence prevention efforts and foster safety for Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit people now have access to $800,000 in funding.

The provinces’ Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Community Response Fund was introduced in 2022, and helps local, grassroots Indigenous groups with projects and activities that build safety for Indigenous women and girls.

 Of the $800,000 in funding available, each applicant has the ability to apply for up to $40,000 in funding.

 “I am proud to announce the launch of the MMIWG+ Community Response Fund grant intake period, this funding supports important grassroots efforts and organizations in preventing violence and promoting safety that create tangible solutions and a safer future for all.” Said Minister Responsible for First Nations, Métis, and Northern Affairs Don McMorris in a press release.

 The funding is open for Indigenous groups, non-profit organizations and municipalities seeking authentic partnerships with Indigenous groups and non-Indigenous non-profit organizations with Indigenous involvement whose primary services benefit Indigenous people.

 Women and Gender Equity Canada have provided $400,000 of the $800,000 in funding. In 2023-24 the funding was fully allocated to 23 applicant projects.

The funding is now up for grabs and the deadline to apply is May 31. For more information on this funding visit the provinces website.