Grant Opportunities

Engagement and Implementation Grants (UBC PHAC Building Capacity for Meaningful Participation for People Living with Dementia)Applications for new projects and for renewal of 2019-2020 projects.

Application form for new applicants here 

Application form for renewals here

Invoice template here

Applications open: January 1 - March 5, 2021  

Communities and Artists Shifting Culture (CASC) (City of Vancouver)  

A pilot program, CASC grants support four types of short-term, one-time or limited series arts, cultural and creative projects: community-engaged art and culture, festivals/celebrations/parades, artistic creation or production, and small public art projects. Projects will be led by registered non-profit organizations, societies, charities, registered co-ops, and local First Nation Band Councils that advance the goals of the City’s culture plan, Culture|Shift

Information guide here   

Help with promotion of your events here

Applications open: January 20 - March 3, 2021

Digital Learning Pilot Projects Call (Healthy Aging by United Way, HAUW) 

Two Digital Learning Pilot Project granting streams developed to promote digital learning and virtual activities for community-based older adults who live at home. 

1) iTech Packages, in-kind ‘grant’ of smart phones and tablets as well data, technical support, and learning opportunities (5 devices/grant) 

2) Active Aging Plus Grants to develop or adapt programs that can be delivered virtually (up to $1000 for 15 organizations in Metro Vancouver) 

Sign up for CORE Healthy Aging here AND join Groups > Active Aging +  Digital Learning Group for details and application.

Applications open: February 5th – March 8th  

Notifications: March 15-19           Projects: April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022

Canada Healthy Communities Initiative (Federal & Community Foundations of Canada)

“The Healthy Communities Initiative will provide funding to a broad range of organizations, including local governments, charities, Indigenous communities and nonprofits, for projects, programming and services that help communities…Projects in public space take place in any space owned or operated by a municipality, the provincial or federal government (e.g. sidewalk, streets, park, recreation centre) or non-commercial organization (e.g. non-profit or educational institutions), or Indigenous communities…Projects for the public benefit - safe and vibrant spaces, improved mobility, digital solutions - include projects serving specific communities that have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19.” 

Applications open: Feb 9, 2021 - Mar 9, 2021

Applicant guide here

Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund (Bell Canada)  

“Leverage, expand or replicate proven programs and services already being offered by other mental health agencies… up to $25,000 to charitable organizations to fund mental health services and supports…and have secured funding from other sources for the project.”

Extensive archive of funded projects, e.g. support groups & networks, navigator services, transferable skills training for vulnerable groups, mindfulness training, art/music/nature-based therapies. 

Information here    

Applications open until March 15, 2021   

Notification: July 2021   Funding: Oct 1, 2021-Sep 30, 2022

Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grants (Vancouver Foundation, Association of Neighbourhood Houses)

“Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) is a grassroots grant-making program that provides grants between $50-$500 directly to individuals…small grants to empower and reshape communities. These grants are dedicated towards funding events and projects at the neighbourhood level in order to build a stronger sense of community and belonging.”

Dates: Starting February 23, 2021 -  ongoing while funds are available 

Information here

Seniors Can! (Ainés Debout!) (HelpAge Canada)

Grants for partnering charitable agencies “to help low-income seniors across Canada  to avoid isolation and loneliness and to engage more fully with their communities…for mobility and communication enhancing equipment as well as social and wellbeing-promoting activities, or programming, including transportation…””

Information here 

Application funding deadlines: October 1st and April 1st “We accept applications at any time, with grants awarded within 30 days of the application close." 

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program Grants (Federal)
The CVITP Grant helps off-set costs incurred by community organizations that host free tax clinics and provides funding for income tax returns filed. The CVITP Grant is being piloted over the next three years. The CRA will begin accepting grant applications for funding in May 2021.

Click here for more information. 

Applications open February 2021- May 31, 2021

Navigation and Peer Support Grant Call (United Way) 

Healthy Aging by United Way (HAUW) is launching 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


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