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Childcare Program Development Grants

Is your non-profit organization looking to start a new childcare program, or expand a childcare program you already operate?

If so, you may be eligible for grants from the City of Vancouver. Funds are available to assist with planning, licensing, fundraising and start-up costs.

Conditions apply, so see below for more information.

Current status Open
Application deadline  October 12, 2018

Eligibility criteria

Non-profit societies that offer licensed childcare in the City of Vancouver can apply if:

  • They serve Vancouver residents
  • They serve people of all religions, special needs, ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientations
  • Parents and staff are involved in decision-making about the childcare program

Priority is given to organizations that provide full-day and out-of-school care in high-need, under-served areas of the city.

How to apply (for reference only)

  1. Read the information sheet  (132 KB)

    The information sheet describes this and other City of Vancouver childcare grants, including:

    • Eligibility
    • Funding
    • Decision-making
    • Application process
  2. Download and complete these documents:
  3. Email your completed application and attachments to socialpolicygrants@vancouver.ca.
    • Signatures are not needed on this version.
  4. Mail or deliver in person:
    • Two printed and signed copies of your application
    • All required attachments
    • Eric Kowalski, Social Planner
      Social Policy & Projects Division
      Woodward's Heritage Building
      501 - 111 West Hastings Street
      Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

Contact a planner

Eric Kowalski
Social Planner

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

Phone: 604-871-6780


Other relevant grants

Capital Project Grants

Includes the Downtown Eastside (DTES) Capital Grants and Social Policy Capital Grants. Provides support for capital projects that preserve or increase the capacity of facilities used to address the needs of vulnerable communities in Vancouver. Downtown Eastside (DTES) Capital Grants only fund capital projects within the DTES that help implement actions from the DTES Plan. Social Policy Capital Grants fund small capital projects anywhere in Vancouver.