Grant Opportunities

Small Grant for Cultural Spaces Program (City of Vancouver) 

“Grants up to $25,000 are available … providing improved capital building-based support for equity-seeking groups or areas of practice that are underrepresented in the Cultural Infrastructure Grants Program. Funding can support time-sensitive cultural space planning, research, improvements, accessibility upgrades; or mentorships between organizations or between organizations and professionals to support space planning, knowledge sharing and capacity building.”

Application Opens: August 18, 2021

Application Deadline: September 15, 2021

Eligible applicants and project information here 

Men’s Sheds Start-up Grants (UWLM & 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

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    

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

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