MONEY NOW AVAILABLE TO IMPROVE ACCESS: Angus Encourages Organizations to Apply

Applications are now being accepted for the Enabling Accessibility Fund. The EAF supports community-based projects across Canada that improve accessibility, remove barriers, and enable Canadians with disabilities to participate in and contribute to their communities.  

Charlie Angus says everyone wants to improve accessibility but it can sometimes be very pricey. “Many organizations don’t have the funds to improve their services to the level required. This fund will go a long way in improving access for those with disabilities.” 

The Small Project Component provides grant funding up to $50,000 to projects that improve the accessibility of existing facilities. Projects may include: the renovation, construction and retrofitting of buildings; the modification of vehicles for community use; and the provision of accessible communication technologies, such as audio induction loop systems and screen readers.  

The following types of organizations can apply:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Small private-sector organizations (fewer than 50 employees and under $5 million in gross revenue per year)
  • Colleges and universities
  • Municipalities
  • Aboriginal governments  

The deadline to apply is October 5th. Organizations may apply for funding only when there is an open call for proposals.