Core Support Grants (CSG)

What you need to know

We've combined Direct Social Services Grants and Organizational Capacity Building Grants into one funding stream called Core Support Grants.

The amounts of funding and eligibility requirements for each previous stream remain the same.

Key dates

  • Applications open: Monday, September 20, 2021
  • Application deadline: Friday, October 22, 2021

All applications must be submitted through VanApply.

Core Support Grants provide funding that addresses inequity and mitigates conditions that create vulnerability for residents of Vancouver.

Grants fund the direct delivery of social services to individual residents, and fund organizations that support other non-profits to improve their ability to deliver social services, address social issues, and navigate change.


Apply for this grant on VanApply

The VanApply website lets you:

  • Register your organization.
  • Apply for grants, awards, and artist commissions.
  • Track the status of your applications.

Apply Read the help guide

What's happeningOnline information sessions

There will be two information sessions held to discuss the following topics: 

  • An introduction to Core Support Grants (formerly Direct Social Services and Organizational Capacity Building)  
  • An overview of changes to grants program for 2022
  • Introduction to the new online grants application system


  • September 22, 2021, 2pm to 4:30pm
  • September 29, 2021, 9am to 11:30am

Register by emailing Lanny Libby at

Contact us

Social Policy Grants

Past programs

View programs funded through Direct Social Services and Organizational Capacity Building grants previously: