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Childcare Enhancement Grant program

The Civic Childcare Enhancement Grant program is for non-profit licensed, group child care, preschool, school-aged care and occasional child care programs that serve primarily high need families.

Grants are intended to support the quality and affordability of licensed programs to ensure access to those families most in need of the support. Funds are to be used for program enhancement and not for capital expenditures.

Current status Closed
Open for 2020 applications September 3, 2019
Application deadline October 25, 2019

Eligibility

Detailed eligibility criteria can be found on the information sheet. Priority is given to organizations that provide full-day and out-of-school care in high-need, under-served areas of the city.

Download our information sheet  (209 KB)

How to apply

Application documents will be available on September 3, 2019.

Past recipients

Did your program receive a 2019 Childcare Enhancement Grant? If so, we'll email instructions and a 2020 application package to you the week of September 3 to 6. Ensure we are aware of any contact or email address changes by emailing socialpolicygrants@vancouver.ca.

New applicants

Did you launch a new licensed childcare program in the last 12 months -  after the deadline for the 2019 Enhancement Grants? Or, do you have a longer standing childcare program that you believe may qualify for an enhancement grant? If so, review the eligibility criteria and other program information in the information sheet linked above.

If, after reviewing the information sheet, you believe your organization may qualify, contact Eric Kowalski, Social Planner, at eric.kowalski@vancouver.ca, 604-871-6780 well before the October 25th, 2019.

Other relevant grants

Capital Project Grants

Provides support for capital projects that preserve or increase the capacity of facilities used to address the needs of vulnerable communities.

Contact a planner

Eric Kowalski
Social Planner

604-871-6780

eric.kowalski
@vancouver.ca

Location and mailing address
Social Policy & Projects Division
Woodward's Heritage Building
501 - 111 West Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

socialpolicygrants
@vancouver.ca