2023-2024 Discretionary Funding Applications are open
We are able to fund events and projects related to our mission with discretionary funds. Fund contributions are intended to increase access to material resources while demonstrating solidarity with community groups.
Important Information for Applicants
- We review requests at the last coordinator meeting of each month during the academic year. Summer application submissions (May, June, July, and August) will not be reviewed until late September.
- It is 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.
- 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.
- The funding requests must align with SACOMSS’ anti-oppressive, non-judgemental mandate, but they do not have to explicitly address issues of sexual violence.
- Support local actions, projects, or movements (or connect local movements to global ones).
SACOMSS Prioritizes Funding Projects That:
- Face barriers to accessing other forms of funding.
- Focus on accessibility when organizing projects and events (see below for Accessibility Resources).
Amount of Funding:
- An organization can request a maximum of $500 per application, but exceptions can be made in some circumstances. If your organization is interested in funding greater than $500, please email email@example.com.
Disbursement: The funds will be deposited via direct deposit.
Past examples of projects/events we’ve funded discretionarily include:
Please contact our finance coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or need assistance with the application.
Other Sources of Discretionary Funding
- Many other groups in the McGill community and Montreal community offer discretionary funding services. You can check them out here:
- 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!
- An Accessibility Audit Form Created In Collaboration With Cure And Accessibilize Montreal
- Quick Guide to Accessible Virtual Events Created By The McGill Sustainable Events Certification Program
- Accessibility Guidelines for Organizers and Facilitators Published by The Center for Community Organizations (COCo)