About the fund

The VAW Rural Realities Fund is part of the Ontario government’s $148M investment in VAW services.

This new fund is intended to help VAW agencies develop partnerships and strategies to mitigate the broad and unique challenges of VAW service delivery in rural, remote and Northern communities, especially those serving areas with limited local services that are far from urban centres and/or are without year-round road access.

The fund will provide $500,000 in 2016/17 and $500,000 in 2017/18 to assist agencies with mitigating unique issues that fall outside their base funding.