The Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Emergency Sexual Assault Response Services Grant Program.
This $10-million, multi-year initiative will support the delivery of coordinated, community-based, emergency sexual assault response services from November 16, 2020 to March 31, 2023. Funding will support culturally relevant, culturally safe, and trauma-informed services that meet the needs of sexual assault survivors in communities across the province, including the unique needs of Indigenous communities and survivors. Please see the Province of BC’s press release for more information.
The grant application process is now closed as of Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Thank you for your interest.
For more information, please contact: sagrants (at) endingviolence (dot) org
Funding will be granted to organizations that have experience providing coordinated emergency sexual assault response services to diverse populations in their region, or that are well positioned to build the capacity and develop the partnerships needed to provide these services.
The grant program recognizes the substantial need for locally relevant and culturally safe supports for sexual assault survivors in Indigenous communities in BC. It has established both an Indigenous Services Grant Stream that will be led by Indigenous leaders, and a General Services Grant Stream. Each stream will receive approximately half of the total available funding for this initiative.
This initiative is funded by the Province of BC through a one-time expenditure of $10 million provided to EVA BC, and developed in consultation with the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, the Minister’s Advisory Council on Indigenous Women, the Ministry of Finance’s Gender Equity Office, and the Ministry of Health.