Resource Library​

Funding Opportunities

A list of funding opportunities for service providers.

Anti-Racism Action Program

Email:
pch.antiracism-antiracisme.pch@canada.ca
Phone Number:
819-997-0055 or 1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)
Description:

The Anti-Racism Action Program is intended to help address barriers to employment, justice and social participation among Indigenous Peoples, racialized communities and religious minorities.

Application Period:
Closed
Scope:
National

BC Ferries Sport Experience Program

Email:
grants@viasport.ca
Phone Number:
778-654-7542
Description:

Through the BC Ferries Sport Experience Program, BC Ferries and viaSport provide travel support to eligible not-for-profit sport organizations and athletes.

Application Period:
Ongoing
Scope:
Provincial

BC Multiculturalism Grant

Email:
multiculturalism@gov.bc.ca
Phone Number:
Unlisted
Description:

This grant is available to registered non-profit and charitable organizations to apply for up to $5,000 in funding for activities, programs and events in communities across the province to engage public participation in building cross-cultural and intercultural interaction, trust and understanding, or challenge racism, hate and systemic barriers.

Application Period:
Closed
Scope:
Provincial

Building Communities Through Arts & Heritage

Email:
pch.enligne-online.pch@canada.ca
Phone Number:
819-997-0055 or 1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)
Description:

This program increases opportunities for local artists, artisans, heritage performers or specialists to be involved in their community through festivals, events and projects. It also allows local groups to commemorate their local history and heritage.

Application Period:
Deadline January 31, April 30, Sept 30 (Local Festivals); April 30 (Community Anniversaries)
Scope:
National

Canada Council for the Arts: The Arts & Culture of First Nations, Inuit & Metis Peoples

Email:
creatingknowingandsharing@canadacouncil.ca
Phone Number:
1-800-263-5588, ext. 4038
Description:

The Indigenous Organizations component of Creating, Knowing and Sharing funds First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations that engage in contemporary, customary or traditional artistic and cultural activities. These activities can include non-Indigenous artists and collaborations with non-Indigenous organizations. Grants support the exploration of innovative strategies for Indigenous creative and cultural expression, and related administrative activities.

Application Period:
Ongoing
Scope:
National

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Email:
COVID19MH-COVID19SM@cihr-irsc.gc.ca
Phone Number:
613-954-1968
Description:

This funding opportunity is part of the Government of Canada’s continued rapid response to address the major health challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding will be provided through multiple competitions designed to address mental health and substance use issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the intentional and unintentional effects of the public health measures to contain and mitigate its impact.

Application Period:
Closed
Scope:
National

Canadian Red Cross

Email:
https://redcrosssupport.zendesk.com/hc/en-ca/requests/new
Phone Number:
(604) 522-7092
Description:

The Canadian Red Cross is making supports available to community organizations across the country, as they deliver services to those who are most vulnerable to the health, social and economic impacts of COVID-19.

Application Period:
Closed
Scope:
National

Capital Project Grants

Email:
CommunityGamingGrants@gov.bc.ca
Phone Number:
250-356-1081
Description:

Capital Project Grants provide $5 million annually to not-for-profit organizations throughout B.C., to support the completion of inclusive, accessible capital projects that meet community-identified needs and priorities. Funding for 2020-21 will prioritize capital project applications that are facing increased demand for services due to the pandemic, as well as organizations that need to make modifications to facilities to support physical distancing, such as installing protective shields and barriers, kitchen reconfigurations, renovations to expand handwashing and hygiene stations.

Application Period:
Closed
Scope:
Provincial

Career Focus Local & Regional Projects

Email:
https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/gcos.html
Phone Number:
819-997-0055 or 1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)
Description:

Career Focus provides funding for employers and organizations to design and deliver a range of activities that enable youth make more informed career decisions and develop their skills.

Application Period:
Closed
Scope:
National

Commonwealth Foundation Special Grants

Email:
cfgrants@commonwealth.int
Phone Number:
44 20 7930 3783
Description:

The Foundation’s Grants Programme supports innovative project ideas and approaches that seek to strengthen the ability of civic voices to engage with governments to improve governance and development outcomes through their active participation. In lieu of our annual grants call, we are launching a special grants call in response to the COVID–19 pandemic.  

Application Period:
Closed
Scope:
International

Community Workforce Response Grant

Email:
CWRG@gov.bc.ca
Phone Number:
250-952-6914
Description:

The funding is being provided by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training ($2 million) and the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction ($3 million) through the Canada-BC Workforce Development Agreement and Labour Market Development Agreement, which helps Canadians get training, develop their skills, gain work experience and find employment. Funding is offered through four streams.

Application Period:
Ongoing
Scope:
Provincial

Coquitlam Foundation Community Grants

Email:
info@coquitlamfoundation.com
Phone Number:
604-468-9598
Description:

Supporting various youth programs

Application Period:
Intake starts December to mid-February
Scope:
Local

COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage & Sports Organizations – Museums Assistance Program

Email:
PCH.info-info.PCH@canada.ca
Phone Number:
819-997-0055
Description:

The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) – COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Heritage Organizations provides financial assistance to organizations in order to allow them to continue to care for their heritage collections under these exceptional circumstances so that they remain accessible to Canadians.

Application Period:
Closed
Scope:
National

Crime Prevention Action Fund

Email:
https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/bt/cntct-frm-en.aspx
Phone Number:
613-944-4875
Description:

The Crime Prevention Action Fund (CPAF) provides time-limited grant and contribution funding that supports evidence-based crime prevention initiatives in communities that address known risk and protective factors associated with crime among vulnerable groups of the population, especially children and youth from 6-24 years, and chronic offenders.

Application Period:
Ongoing
Scope:
National

Digital Strategy Fund

Email:
digitalstrategyfund@canadacouncil.ca
Phone Number:
1-800-263-5588 extension 5060
Description:

The Digital Strategy Fund grants are for strategic initiatives that will help Canadian artists, groups, and arts organizations understand the digital world, engage with it, and respond to the cultural and social changes it produces.

Application Period:
Ongoing
Scope:
National

Federation of Canadian Municipalities/ Municipal Asset Management Program

Email:
programs@fcm.ca
Phone Number:
613-907-6208 
Description:

Grants to help municipalities strengthen their asset management practices and help secure the future of transportation systems, drinking water and wastewater systems, buildings and other key infrastructure. Also offered to non-municipal organizations that help municipalities align with these objectives.

Application Period:
Ongoing
Scope:
National

Funding To Commemorate The History & Legacy of Residential Schools

Email:
pch.commemorationpensionnats-commemorationresidentialschools.pch@canada.ca
Phone Number:
819-997-0055
Description:

Grants and contributions to eligible recipients for initiatives that will increase awareness and commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools, and honour residential school survivors, their families and communities.

Application Period:
Closed
Scope:
National

Future Skills Centre

Email:
projects2020@fsc-ccf.ca
Phone Number:
Unlisted
Description:

The Future Skills Centre will provide support for organizations to adopt new technologies and expand the understanding of a new health and safety environment, policy development and program delivery for large and small businesses, government, educational institutions and service delivery organizations.

Application Period:
Closed
Scope:
National

Gov of Canada: Access to Justice in Both Official Languages Support Fund

Email:
pb-dgp@justice.gc.ca
Phone Number:
613-941-4193
Description:

The Support Fund is designed to provide resources to facilitate access to justice in both official languages through various means, such as the creation of legal and linguistic tools, workshops and training to bilingual lawyers and stakeholders of the justice system, the development of related training material and the provision of public legal education and information. 

Application Period:
Ongoing
Scope:
National

Hamber Foundation

Email:
david.yau@td.com
Phone Number:
604-654-8607
Description:

The Foundation makes grants for cultural, educational and charitable purposes within the Province of British Columbia.

Application Period:
Deadline March 15 & September 15
Scope:
Provincial

Heritage Legacy Fund

Email:
lsaretsky@heritagebc.ca
Phone Number:
778-995-7243
Description:

The Heritage Legacy Fund (HLF) was established in 2003 by an agreement of the provincial government of British Columbia. With the termination of the BC Heritage Trust at the time, HLF was designed to take over the community support function, specifically to provide grants for the heritage sector of British Columbia. The province endowed the project with an initial gift of $5 million, which is held by the Vancouver Foundation. Today, Heritage BC is the administrator of the fund.

Application Period:
Intake starts Spring 2021
Scope:
Provincial

Home Depot Canada Foundation

Email:
Canadafoundation@homedepot.com
Phone Number:
Unlisted
Description:

The Home Depot Canada Foundation has established an Emergency Relief Fund to support organizations that require funding to continue serving their communities. This funding will provide support to Canadian registered charities that continue to offer services to youth within our local communities during these challenging times.

Application Period:
Ongoing
Scope:
National

Human Rights Internet

Email:
info@hri.ca
Phone Number:
Unlisted
Description:

HRI is where people and organizations can access current and reliable human rights information and resources that inspire education, advocacy and dialogue in Canada and beyond. Provides small grants funding for bold human rights ideas

Application Period:
Closed
Scope:
International

Investing in Canada Program: Community, Culture & Recreation Infrastructure

Email:
infra@gov.bc.ca
Phone Number:
250 387-4060
Description:

Funding to improve access to and/or increased quality of cultural, recreational and/or community infrastructure for Canadians, including Indigenous peoples and vulnerable populations.

Application Period:
Closed
Scope:
Provincial

Investment Readiness Program - National Associaion of Freidnship Centres

Email:
https://irp-ppi.ca/en/#become-a-member
Phone Number:
613-563-4844
Description:

Funded by the Government of Canada, the Investment Readiness Program (IRP)  supports social purpose organizations as they contribute to solving pressing social, cultural and environmental challenges across Canada.

Application Period:
Ongoing
Scope:
National

McConnell Foundation

Email:
information@mcconnellfoundation.ca
Phone Number:
514-288-2133
Description:

Engages Canadians in building a more innovative, inclusive, sustainable, and resilient society, with a goal of funding projects resulting in sytems change.

Application Period:
Ongoing
Scope:
National

New Ventures ISI Grant

Email:
https://www.newventuresbc.com/contact/
Phone Number:
Unlisted
Description:

Employers get up to $10,000 a year to hire a post-secondary student.

Application Period:
Ongoing
Scope:
Provincial

PHAC Multi-sectoral Partnerships to Promote Healthy Living and Prevent Chronic Disease

Email:
phac.psd-dps.aspc@canada.ca
Phone Number:
None
Description:

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Multi-sectoral Partnerships to Promote Healthy Living and Prevent Chronic Disease: Supports multi-sectoral approaches to addressing coplex social issues suc as childhood obesity and other chronic disease. Letters of Intent currently PAUSED as of January 6, 2020.

Application Period:
Ongoing
Scope:
National

PlanH Grants

Email:
grants@planh.ca
Phone Number:
Contact: Claire Sauvage-Mar/ 250-590-1845
Description:

 The PlanH Healthy Communities Grant Program, administered by BC Healthy Communities, is offering 20 grants for the 2020-2021 year across two funding streams: Community Connectedness (formerly Social Connectedness) and Healthy Community Engagement.

Application Period:
Closed
Scope:
National

Port Moody Foundation

Email:
grant@portmoodyfoundation.ca
Phone Number:
236-994-9947
Description:

The Port Moody Foundation working in conjunction with the Coquitlam Foundation and Port Coquitlam Community Foundation, with support from the Vancouver Foundation, have established “Tri-Cities COVID-19 Community Response” funds.

Application Period:
Ongoing
Scope:
Local

President's Choice Community Fund

Email:
PCCharity@Loblaw.ca
Phone Number:
None
Description:

President’s Choice Children’s Charity grants up to $10,000 for local, non-profit organizations to deliver nutritious food and food-based education programs across Canada, fueling learning and empowering children and youth to make healthier choices.

Application Period:
On hold until further notice
Scope:
National

Projects — Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program

Email:
pch.soutienauxcommunautes-communitysupport.pch@canada.ca
Phone Number:
819-997-0055
Description:

The Projects component of the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program provides funding for community development, anti-racism initiatives, and engagement projects that promote diversity and inclusion by encouraging interaction among community groups.

Application Period:
Closed
Scope:
National

Royal Bank of Canada

Email:
https://donations.rbc.com/s_csignup.jsp?token=XVtQHUUGYF9QRBVcXxJXSlZTbEl8GHo%3D
Phone Number:
1-800-769-2511
Description:

offers a variety of grants, including Future Launch, Tech for Nature, Youth Mental Well-being Project, and Emerging Artists project.

Application Period:
Ongoing
Scope:
National

She Plays Female Retention Project Grant

Email:
grants@viasport.ca
Phone Number:
778-654-7542
Description:

viaSport British Columbia, together with Sport Nova Scotia is pursuing a unique opportunity as part of Sport Canada’s Innovation initiative intended to keep girls engaged in sport. In this pilot program, participating teams and organizations in both British Columbia and Nova Scotia will work to design new aspects of their programs to keep girls in sport and implement them over one sport season.

Application Period:
Closed
Scope:
Provincial

Special Measures for Journalism — Canada Periodical Fund

Email:
PCH.fondsdesperiodiquescanada-canadaperiodicalfund.PCH@canada.ca
Phone Number:
1-866-811-0055
Description:

The Special Measures for Journalism component of the Canada Periodical Fund is designed to provide short-term emergency financial relief to Canadian magazines and community newspapers during the COVID-19 crisis in 2020. The component provides funds for the 2020-2021 fiscal year to publishers that have a free circulation model or low levels of paid circulation, or that publish in digital format.

Application Period:
Closed
Scope:
National

Spirit of Coquitlam

Email:
None
Phone Number:
Unlisted
Description:

The City provides annual grants twice a year to non-profit, community-based organizations through the Spirit of Coquitlam Grant Program. Its intent is to build community spirit by providing community grant funds for public art, sport activities/programs, festivals and events, sports hosting, capital projects and new initiatives aligned with the City’s strategic goals.Redirected to Community Support & Recovery Plan due to COVID-19. The CSRP is intended to address the pandemic’s short-term and long-term financial impact on all sectors of the community: businesses, residents and the non-profit sector.

Application Period:
Closed
Scope:
Local

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Grant

Email:
tdfef@td.com
Phone Number:
Unlisted
Description:

The Foundation supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary focus on environmental education and green space programs.

Application Period:
Intake startsJanuary 15 & July 15
Scope:
National

Union of BC Municipalities Asset Management

Email:
lgps@ubcm.ca
Phone Number:
250-356-2947
Description:

The Asset Management Planning program was created in 2014 through a $1.5 million contribution from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing. Since that time, an additional $2.75 million has been contributed to the program in order to support planning grants, training subsidies and the development of asset management resources. 

Application Period:
Ongoing
Scope:
Provincial

Vancity Community Sustainability Initiatives

Email:
envirofund@vancity.com
Phone Number:
604-877-7000
Description:

Fund to support organizations that are redefining the ‘good life’ by focusing on wellbeing – happy, healthy lives that support the things that move away from materialism to the things that matter most – our friends and family ties, our service to society and civic engagement, our sense of trust, our capacity to meet our basic needs, and our health

Application Period:
Ongoing
Scope:
National

Vancouver Foundation Neighbourhood Small Grants

Email:
nsg@vancouverfoundation.ca
Phone Number:
604-688-2204
Description:

Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) provides grants of up to $500 for projects that connect people socially or involve sharing skills or talents with each other. Projects must stay within guidelines for physical distancing.

Application Period:
Ongoing
Scope:
Regional

Victoria Foundation

Email:
grants@victoriafoundation.bc.ca
Phone Number:
250-381-5532
Description:

Victoria Foundation offers several grant streams that address arts & culture, belonging & engagement, economy, environmental sustainability, health & wellness & more.

Application Period:
Opens February 2021
Scope:
Regional

WorkBC: BC Employer Training Grant Program

Email:
ETG@gov.bc.ca
Phone Number:
250-952-6914
Description:

The goal of the B.C. Employer Training Grant program (ETG) is to help British Columbians access the skills training they need
to adapt to the changing requirements of jobs and the labour market, while encouraging employer involvement in the
training of their employees.
The Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training (the Ministry) welcomes applications from employers from across
the province

Application Period:
Ongoing
Scope:
Provincial