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Community and social service grants for non-profit organizations

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To help build strong communities in Vancouver, the City offers a range of funding for non-profit social service groups and neighbourhood organizations in the form of grants.

There are grants available for operating childcare centres, providing services to at-risk communities, small-scale renovations to facilities, and more.

Review the list of available grants, below, and click any link to learn about eligibility requirements, and to find out how to apply.

Here are our available community services grants

Capital Project Grants

Includes the Social Policy Capital Grants and Downtown Eastside (DTES) Capital Grants. Provides support for capital projects that preserve or increase the capacity of facilities used to address the needs of vulnerable communities in Vancouver. Social Policy Capital Grants fund small capital projects anywhere in Vancouver. Downtown Eastside (DTES) Capital Grants only fund capital projects within the DTES that help implement actions from the DTES Plan.

Childcare Enhancement Grants

Provides funds to non-profit organizations to support new and existing daycares.

Childcare Program Development Grants

Provides funds to licensed non-profit daycares to help cover costs for starting new programs or expanding existing ones.

Childcare Program Stabilization Grants

Provides funds for non-profit daycare centres facing financial emergencies, to help them strengthen their cash flow and better manage their money.

Childcare Research, Policy Development, and Innovation Grants

Provides one-time funding for research, policy development, and related projects to improve childcare in Vancouver.

Direct Social Services Grants

Provides funding to non-profit organizations which are working to address specific social problems and bring about positive social change.

Hastings Legacy Fund

Provide support for social services in the Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood.

Homelessness Action Week Grants

Provides funding to non-profit community groups to host an event or do a project for Homelessness Action Week that directly benefits people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Neighbourhood Organization Grants

Provides funding to neighbourhood-based organizations (primarily neighbourhood houses) that are working to address social problems and bring about positive social change.

Organizational Capacity Building Grants

Provides funding to non-profit organizations which help other non-profits serve their clients better.

School-age Care Expansion Projects Grant Program

Provides capital funding to licensed school-age programs in a school setting.

Social Innovation Project Grants

Provides funding to organizations undertaking an innovative, time-limited project, for up to two years.

Sustainable Food Systems Grants

Provides funding to non-profit organizations building sustainable food systems at the neighbourhood scale.

Funding from Other Agencies

Find out where to search for other funding sources from local, provincial, and federal agencies and foundations that provide support to non-profit organizations and other groups.

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Last modified: Wed, 09 Oct 2013 17:18:10

Capital Project GrantsChildcare Enhancement GrantsChildcare Program Development GrantsChildcare Program Stabilization GrantsChildcare Research, Policy Development, and Innovation GrantsDirect Social Services GrantsHastings Legacy FundHomelessness Action Week GrantsNeighbourhood Organization GrantsOrganizational Capacity Building GrantsSchool-age Care Expansion Projects Grant ProgramSocial Innovation Project GrantsSustainable Food Systems GrantsFunding from Other Agencies