Amount:

No Fixed Amount

Type of Program:

Grant


Description:

Access Support funds individual applicants who self-identify as Deaf, having disabilities or living with mental illness, as well as groups and organizations that dedicate the majority of their resources towards supporting these communities. This supplementary grant provides a contribution towards costs for specific services and supports required to carry out a project funded through a Canada Council program (from this point on referred to as the associated grant).

Comments on Funding:

Funding is a supplement to the associated grant. The amount of the Access Support is determined by Canada Council staff. Standard rates for disability specific services and supports can vary depending upon the region and type of support. Following amounts are used as a general guide:

  1. 1
    Attendant Services/Support Worker -$15-30/hr; $120-250 Daily rate (travel costs are covered by Council, per diems are not covered by Council),
  2. 2
    Sign Language Interpretation- ASL: $75-100/hr, $750 Daily Rate; LSQ: $95-125/hr, $900 Daily Rate (travel costs are covered by Council, per diems are not covered by Council),
  3. 3
    Transcription Services/readers - $40-60/hr.

When It Ends:

Ongoing

Deadline:

Rolling deadline

Eligibility:

Applicant must

  • individuals who self-identify in the portal as Deaf, having disabilities or living with mental illness and who are eligible to Canada Council programs,
  • groups and organizations which have a validated profile as a group or organization with a mandate to support artists who are Deaf, have disabilities or live with mental illness, dedicate the majority (51% or more) of their activities, artistic content and financial and human resources towards supporting these artistic communities and
  • eligible to Canada Council programs.

Applications Steps:

1

The applicant must register in the portal at least 30 days before applying.

2

Applicants can submit an Access Support request with their associated application, and up to 90 days after receiving their associated application’s results.

Composite and Core grant applicants must request support annually. Year 1 is requested at the time of application and subsequent years are requested when you submit your annual update. 

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must provide information about:

  1. 1
    the rationale and a detailed description of the services and supports required to carry out their proposed or funded activities,
  2. 2
    itemized budget.

Other Things to Note:

This fund is a supplement to other Canada Council for the Arts programs.

Program Contact:

Access Support

CCA_7002

About the author 

Maurice

Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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