Midnight Kitchen Discretionary Fund Guidelines 2019
*** Please note: we only decide on discretionary funding twice a month. It may be up to two weeks before we respond to your request. ***
Midnight Kitchen supports and co-sponsors community events and initiatives through our discretionary fund. The amount of money allocated for projects may depend on how many requests there are in a particular discretionary period and doesn’t reflect the value the collective places on the project.
Reflect Midnight Kitchen’s mandate.
Must have a local component.
For events, event venue must be wheelchair accessible.
The Midnight Kitchen prioritizes funding projects that:
Promote Midnight Kitchen’s mandate.
Support local actions, projects or movements, or local connections to global movements.
Organize around issues of social justice and food justice, particularly on issues that are under represented at McGill University
Will actively create campus-community links and will engage with McGill University undergraduate students.
Are engaged in solidarity organizing that takes leadership and direction from communities with which they work and/or are organized by people who are directly affected or implicated in the group’s mandate.
Need access to Midnight Kitchen’s resources and funding, and might otherwise have difficulty finding support.
Important Notice for Applicants:
Please ensure that you explain clearly in your application the importance of your project and it’s relevance to undergraduate students at McGill University. The reason for this is that SSMU has the final say on all Discretionary Funding Application, and they can reject your application if a project/event is not considered relevant to McGill undergraduates.
Each year, Midnight Kitchen creates a discretionary fund budget line. In 2017, we will be allocating a total of $500 per month to the projects we choose to fund. The maximum amount we can allocate to a single project is $250.
Non-Monetary Aid/Resource Support
In addition to monetary support, Midnight Kitchen can offer Kitchen Bookings as well as our kitchen equipment. We also provide food to political and community-based events that are in keeping with our mandate in the form of Solidarity Servings.
The decision-making body is the Midnight Kitchen collective — a body made up of volunteers and staff. The discretionary fund form must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the time that you will need the funding. Retroactive funding for projects is accepted.
All funding will be disbursed by cheque within a month of the decision