Homelessness Action Week and grants

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update

April 2, 2020: The 2020 Homelessness Action Week grant call is delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We'll provide an update as soon as possible.

Does your non-profit organization have innovative ideas to build the capacity of individuals and communities to raise awareness about and respond to issues of homelessness in Vancouver?

If so, you may be eligible for a Homelessness Action Week (HAW) grant.

Grants are intended to support Vancouver-based non-profit societies that want to host an event or do a project in Vancouver that keeps within the spirit of HAW and supports residents living in supportive housing. 

A limited number of grants are given every year.

Current status  Closed
Application deadline May 2020

Eligibility criteria

You can apply for this grant if your organization:

  • Is a registered British Columbia non-profit society or Canada Revenue Agency registered charity based in Vancouver, in good standing
  • Has a proven track record for delivering projects or services, or hosting events
  • Is designing a project to directly benefit people who are experiencing homelessness, recently homeless, or at risk of homelessness within your local neighborhood

This year, Homelessness Action Week (HAW) occurs October 11 to 17, 2020. Events or projects may occur during the week of HAW or within one year of City Council’s approval of the grant.

How to apply

 The grant call for 2020 is delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We'll provide an update as soon as we can. Once released, the grant call will be open for 4 to 5 weeks. 

Check back at end of March 2020 for the HAW grant application form, and grant eligibility guidelines. 

If you are a service provider who would like to be added to the HAW grant distribution list, email

Contact the Homelessness Services Department

390 Powell St
Vancouver BC, V6A 3G4