Direct Social Services Grant Program

Direct Social Services (DSS) grants provide funding for programs that address inequity and mitigate conditions that create vulnerability for residents. Organizations have the flexibility to spend 100% of their grant dollars in support of the funded program, whether on administration or direct program delivery. Ineligible program expenses are detailed in the information sheet below.

To see what types of programs have been funded through DSS grants over the past two years, view Council reports for 2020 Social Grants (1 MB) and 2019 Social Grants (1 MB)

Current status Closed
Applications open Monday, September 13, 2021
Deadline date for 2021 applications Friday, October 22, 2021


Download our information sheet (65 KB) for full eligibility criteria.

Opening and closing dates have changed from 2020.


Read our frequently asked questions and answers (422 KB)