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Capital Project Grants

The City wants to fund capital projects that preserve or increase the capacity of facilities used to address the needs of vulnerable communities in Vancouver.

We offer two capital funding streams:

  1. Downtown Eastside (DTES) Capital Grants only fund capital projects within the DTES that help implement actions from the DTES Plan. 
  2. Social Policy Capital Grants fund small capital projects anywhere in Vancouver.

 

 

Eligible organizations

We welcome applications from Vancouver-based organizations that are:

  • Business improvement associations
  • Charities registered with Canada Revenue Agency
  • Community service cooperatives
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Registered non-profit societies
  • Social enterprises wholly owned by a non-profit society

Additional eligibility criteria apply. Read the information sheet in the "How to apply" section below.

We do not fund organizations that:

  • Focus mainly on health care or education (excluding childcare or out-of-school care)
  • Exclude certain people or groups because of their religion, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, language, disability, or income

Eligible projects

Your organization may apply for this grant if your project is located in the Downtown Eastside, and is to:

  • Repair or upgrade a facility to meet health and safety rules
  • Build, renovate, or expand a facility to improve or expand your organization's services
  • Conduct a planning or feasibility study
  • Improve public space to enhance social connections

Your project must align with the DTES Plan and its Social Impact Objectives (see Chapter 1), and help implement one of the plan's quick-start projects (see Chapter 18, Implementation).

The project should be completed by December 31, 2018.

The funding cannot pay for already-completed projects.

How to apply

  1. Read the guidelines  (252 KB).

    The guidelines explain:

    • Grant purpose and summary
    • Eligibility
    • Application and review process 
    • Cost sharing
    • Payment
  2. Download and complete the application form  (228 KB).
  3. Sign the form and save it as a PDF. 
  4. Gather the supporting documents.
  5. Send your completed application and documents by email or in person:

Eligible organizations

We welcome applications from Vancouver-based organizations that are:

  • Charities registered with Canada Revenue Agency
  • Childcare non-profit organizations
  • Community service non-profit organizations

Additional eligibility criteria apply. Read the information sheet in the "How to apply" section below.

We do not fund organizations that:

  • Focus mainly on health care, education (excluding childcare or out-of-school care), sports, recreation or religious programs and services
  • Exclude certain people or groups because of their religion, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, language, disability, or income

Eligible projects

Your organization may apply for this grant if your project is to:

  • Build, renovate, or expand a facility (including a childcare facility)
  • Repair or upgrade a facility to meet licensing or safety rules (including a childcare facility)
  • Conduct a planning- or feasibility study (including for a childcare facility)

The funding cannot pay for:

How to apply (for reference only)

  1. Read the information sheet  (50 KB).

    The information sheet explains:

    • Eligibility
    • Allowable expenses
    • Decision-making considerations
    • Cost sharing
    • Payment
    • Application process
  2. Download and complete these documents:
  3. Gather the supporting documents.
  4. Email your completed application and operating budget to socialpolicygrants@vancouver.ca.
    • Signatures are not needed on this version.
  5. Mail or deliver in person:
    • Two copies of your completed application, signed by one staff member and two signing officers from your board of directors
    • Two sets of all the supporting documents
    to:
    • Jose Fernandez Garcia
      Social Policy & Projects Division
      City of Vancouver
      501 - 111 West Hastings St
      Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

Contact a planner about the Downtown Eastside Capital Grants

Wesley Joe
Planner

604-873-7736

wesley.joe@vancouver.ca

Contact a planner about the Social Policy Capital Grants

Jose Fernandez Garcia
Social Planner

Phone: 604-673-8289

jose.fernandez.garcia
@vancouver.ca