GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

MEN'S SHEDS START-UP GRANTS

United Way & Men’s Sheds of BC

 

“Men’s Sheds improves men's health and wellbeing by:

     Creating spaces where men help men while working shoulder-to-shoulder

     Increasing men’s social connections, and sense of well-being and inclusion

     Increasing men's participation and engagement in their communities

 

Start-up Grants are available to groups of two or more men or to community organizations interested in starting a Men’s Shed in their B.C. community and who have contacted MSABC to learn about effective approaches to developing and sustaining a Men’s Shed. If an organization is starting a Men's Shed but does not require a Start-up Grant, they can apply for the larger Project Grant (of up to $10,000) once available.”

Call for proposal, application and information here

Call opens July 2021 and ongoing

NEW HORIZONS FOR SENIORS

COMMUNITY-BASED PROJECTS 

Employment and Social Development Canada

Objectives: promote volunteerism, engage in mentoring, expand awareness of elder abuse, support seniors’ social participation and inclusion, provide capital assistance for projects and programs. 

Eligible organizations can apply for up to $25,000 for projects that are led by seniors and volunteer based.

Apply: November 23rd to December 21st, 2021 noon PST

Information here

IINDIGENOUS PEOPLES RESILIENCE FUND (IPRF)
Community Foundations of Canada 

“The IPRF is an Indigenous-led effort to respond to urgent community needs while taking a long-term view on building community resilience….For Indigenous communities and Indigenous-led organizations working to respond to COVID-19 in the context of pre-existing economic and health disparities, the impacts are even more pronounced…Any Indigenous-led organization working to foster resilience in Inuit, Metis and First Nations communities anywhere in Canada can apply for resiliency support ranging from $5,000 to $30,000.” 
 

Date: Open for monthly intakes

Information and application here   

HEALTHY AGING CORE CANADA

United Way BC; Employment & Social Development Canada

“Healthy Aging CORE (Collaborative Online Resources and Education) is a platform to connect local, regional, provincial and national non-profit, government, and academic organizations and coalitions that focus on programs, services, policies, practices, and research aimed at supporting older Canadians to age in place in their homes and communities….All content on CORE is vetted …CORE is designed to connect and coordinate with other relevant networks, and not duplicate.”

Funding opportunities here

Join email list here   

NAVIGATION AND PEER SUPPORT GRANT CALL

United Way of Lower Mainland 

Healthy Aging by United Way has launched a new Navigation and Peer Support (NPS) granting stream focused specifically on the gaps in information and referral (I&R) services for low-income, higher needs seniors who require one-to-one support to access needed services and government benefits. 

Information webinar recording here

FOOD SECURITY GRANT

United Way of BC & Ministry of Health

 “…to fund the development, implementation or improvement of food infrastructure for the distribution of fresh, traditional and other foods to enhance health and community well-being…The grant is available to community-based organizations located in any rural, remote and/or Indigenous community of British Columbia. 

Call opens October 4 and closes December 15, 2021 

Register and apply here