To help build strong communities in Vancouver, we offer 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
Provides support for capital projects that preserve or increase the capacity of facilities used to address the needs of vulnerable communities.
Provides funds to non-profit organizations to support new and existing daycares.
Provides funds to licensed non-profit daycares to help cover costs for starting new programs or expanding existing ones.
Provides funds for non-profit daycare centres facing financial emergencies, to help them strengthen their cash flow and better manage their money.
Provides one-time funding for research, policy development, and related projects to improve childcare in Vancouver.
Administrative report: 2018 social grants and childcare enhancement and other grants
Administrative report: 2019 community services and other social grants
Administrative report: Social policy grants for social innovation, childcare, neighbourhood-based projects and Greenest City
Provides funding to non-profit organizations which are working to address specific social problems and bring about positive social change.
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.
Provide support for social services in the Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood.
Provides funding to Vancouver non-profit community groups for Homeless Action Week events and projects.
Provides funding to support Elder Services Programs providing traditional, spiritual, and cultural healing and wellness activities.
Provides funding to non-profit organizations which help other non-profits serve their clients better.
Renter Services grants are a new grant stream offered by the Renter Services Group in Homelessness Services and Affordable Housing Programs.
This program offers small grants for non-profit organizations, to assist with the capital costs of outfitting rooms in schools to house licensed childcare.
Provides funding to social service organizations to turn innovative ideas into viable projects that address social change, create or enhance social inclusion and belonging, and help Vancouver's most vulnerable residents.
For organizations that address social issues facing residents in the Mount Pleasant, Downtown Eastside, or the Downtown core neighbourhoods.
Provides funding to non-profit organizations building sustainable food systems at the neighbourhood scale.
Provides free access to workshops, labs, and other learning opportunities for staff and board members of eligible organizations.