Introducing the BLM Nogojiwanong BIPOC Survival Fund
Supporting Our Community in Times of Need
In the face of adversity, unity becomes our greatest strength. At a time when economic challenges weigh heavily on vulnerable communities, we stand together to address the urgent needs of our fellow citizens.
We are proud to introduce the BLM Nogojiwanong BIPOC Survival Fund, a beacon of hope and solidarity created to assist low-income Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals and families living in the Nogojiwanong/Peterborough area during difficult winter months and beyond.
This survival fund is more than just financial assistance; it is a testament to the power of community, compassion, and justice. We recognize that systemic inequalities have disproportionately affected BIPOC communities, leaving many struggling to make ends meet, especially in times of crisis.
This fund aims to bridge that gap, offering a lifeline to those facing unexpected emergencies, ensuring they have access to essential resources, warm shelter, nourishing meals, and the support they need to weather the storm.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Who can apply for this fund?
Anyone who identifies as Black, Indigenous, and/or a person of colour who is low-income, and in need of emergency funds for groceries, rent, bills, car payments, medical emergencies or other reasons not listed here living in and around the Nogojiwanong/Peterborough area.
When should I expect a response?
We recognize the urgency of emergency funds, and we are committed to expediting the process. We will make every effort to review and respond to your applications within two weeks of submission.
How long will this program be offered for?
As long as there are funds available in our Survival Fund Account, we will sustain this program. These funds come from donations by community members throughout the year. Additionally, we are committed to actively seeking grants to support our ongoing efforts.
How much can we offer?
To assist as many individuals as possible, we have set a limit of $250 per person per household, except in genuine extenuating circumstances.
Survival Fund Application
With heavy hearts, we must share that we have reached our capacity to support additional applicants. The immense influx of applications showcases the urgent need for resources and support within our BIPOC community. Although we wish we could assist everyone, our current capacity allows us to support only 20 individuals at this time.
Please know that this decision was not made lightly. Each application we received represents a story, a struggle, and a plea for support. We empathize deeply with every individual who reached out to us. Your stories have touched our hearts, and we are humbled by your resilience and courage.
While we are no longer accepting new applications for the BLM Nogojiwanong BIPOC Survival Fund, our commitment to advocating for equity, justice, and support within our community remains unwavering. We will continue to explore avenues to expand our capacity and seek additional resources to further assist those in need.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to every individual who applied, shared their story, and showed their trust in our initiative. Your bravery in reaching out for support is a testament to the strength within our community.
Please stay connected with us for future opportunities and resources that may become available.
Together, we stand united in our pursuit of justice, equality, and empowerment for all members of our BIPOC community. Your resilience fuels our dedication to creating a more equitable and supportive world for everyone.