Discretionary Funding Application

SACOMSS is able to financially support community events and projects through our discretionary funding. All applications will be discussed and decided upon at our weekly general meetings. It it strongly suggested to apply at least a month in advance of when the funds are needed, and we cannot guarantee that applications with a shorter time frame will receive the funds in time.

We are currently accepting applications!

If you have any questions or need help with the application, please get in touch with our finance coordinator, at finance@sacomss.org.

Application Form

Guidelines

  • Funding requests must be aligned with SACOMSS’ anti-oppressive, non-judgemental mandate, but don’t have to be explicitly related to sexual violence
  • Unfortunately, at this time, we are only able to offer funding for groups, organizations, projects, or events, not individuals. At SACOMSS we would love to be able to give funding to projects that are not explicitly aligned with an official group. We believe this would be a better anti-oppressive practice. At the time being, all funding must be approved by the Students’ Society of McGill University and we must comply with their conditions.
  • Priority will be given to application who face barriers to accessing other forms of funding
  • The maximum amount that can be requested is $500, but exceptions can be made in certain cases
  • Funds will be given in the form of a cheque. The cheque recipient must be a group or project with a bank account. We cannot write cheques to individuals.
  • Applications will be discussed and decided upon at our weekly general meetings

Accessibility Resources

Accessibility of events and projects will be taken into consideration when discussing a funding application. The following resources provide guidelines and background information on accessibility. If you have questions, or are looking for help making your event more accessible, please send us an email!

https://oliviadreisinger.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/accessibilizeweb4.pdf

  • Created by Olivia Dreisinger, this document includes an accessibility checklist, helpful tips, personal experiences related to accessibility, an a glossery of common terms

http://www.curemontreal.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/RAAP-Audit-Template-English-1.pdf

  • An accessibility audit form created in collaboration with CURE and Accessibilize Montreal