Grants & Funds
Regional Social Justice Conference Fund
These grants are designed to provide funding for social justice conferences to be held throughout the province. The intent behind these grants are to build capacity and support the growth of social justice in a given region. Funding occurs on a biennial basis. Information and application form for BCTF locals and sublocals are online. See examples of past regional social justice
conferences. Applications are now available to support members in their initial planning.However, the final decision on whether the BCTF will provide funds for 2017–18 Regional Social Justice Conferences Grants will be made through the spring budget setting process.
Local social justice grants
Social justice grants provide seed money for activities or projects that will bring about systemic change for social justice in schools, districts and/or communities in British Columbia. Grants to eligible applicants are awarded on a first come, first served basis. Our information package and application form for BCTF locals and sublocals are online. Submission dates for the grants for the school year 2017–18 is September 5, 2017–April 12, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. To ensure you have time to carry out your project by the end of the year, please apply as early as possible. See examples of past projects
funded by local social justice grants: projects from 2000–2012, 2015–16, and 2016–17. Download a final report form here.
Ed May Social Responsibility Fund
The Ed May Social Responsibility Education Fund was established by the 1994 Annual General Meeting of the BCTF. The fund promotes socially responsible teaching in inclusive, safe, and healthy schools by providing money to assist teachers in developing and implementing violence-prevention, antiracist, multicultural, gender-equity, global, environmental, or peace resources. The deadline for applying for grants for the 2017–18 school year is January 3, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. See the list of Ed May grant recipients for 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, and 2016–17.
Final reports are due on December 1, 2018. Download a
final report form here.
Bob Rosen Social Justice
The Bob Rosen Social
Justice Award was established in 2012 to honour the
memory of Bob Rosen, a BCTF social justice activist. The award may be made
annually, at the Annual General Meeting, to a person who has made a
significant, sustained contribution toward social justice leadership within our
union. Please follow
up with a phone call to ensure the nomination was received. See this example of a past Bob Rosen Social Justice
award winner. The deadline for applying for the 2017–18 school year is January 31, 2018.
Tips for teachers applying for the grants
Check out the criteria, timelines, priorities, and tips to help you apply for the Ed May Social Responsibility Fund or social justice grants. See also the Social Justice lens (available in French).