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Grants to Richmond, British Columbia Childcare Nonprofits
for Capital Acquisition and Professional Development Programs

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Grants to Richmond, British Columbia nonprofit societies that offer childcare services for professional development programming, as well as capital acquisition. Funds may be used for professional development programs such as workshops or training, and for one-time capital expenses, such as procurement or upgrade of equipment, buildings, and property.

Professional and Program Development:
Non-profit societies developing or providing professional and program development opportunities are eligible to apply for funding. The initiatives must be of benefit to the broader child care community in Richmond, rather than to a few specific centers. The need for and benefit to the child care community must be demonstrated.

Funding is available for a one-time capital expense that will improve the quality, availability, and accessibility of childcare in Richmond, such as: equipment, furnishings, renovations, playground improvements. For equipment to qualify as a capital expenditure, it must be of long-term use and durability (e.g., an easel would qualify; art supplies would not).

The City of Richmond is committed to:
(a) Being an active partner with senior governments, stakeholders, parents, the private and non-profit sectors, and the community, to plan, develop and maintain a quality and affordable comprehensive childcare system in Richmond.
Working with the following organizations and groups to facilitate quality childcare in Richmond:
- (i) Community Associations and Societies - to assess whether or not childcare services can be improved in community centers, and new spaces added to existing and future community centers.
- (ii) Developers - to encourage developers to provide land and facilities for childcare programs throughout the City.
- (iii) Employers - to encourage employers’ involvement in advocating and planning for childcare.
- (iv) Intercultural Advisory Committee - to investigate and report on childcare concerns, needs and problems facing ethnocultural groups in the City.
- (v) School Board – to continue providing space for childcare programs on school sites; to co-locate childcare spaces with schools where appropriate, and to liaise with the Child Care Development Advisory Committee,
(b) Monitoring the need for new childcare spaces to support Richmond residents, employee and student populations.
(c) Providing, when appropriate, new childcare spaces and/or facilities to meet existing needs and future population growth.
(d) Requesting senior governments and other stakeholders to provide ongoing funding for affordable childcare facilities, spaces, operations, and programming.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 138358

Term of Contract:

Funds must be used within one year of receipt by successful applicants.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Non-profit societies that either (1) provide childcare services or (2) support the provision of childcare services are eligible. Applicants may be either non-profit childcare providers seeking to improve the quality or capacity of care in their facility, or non-profit societies supporting quality programming and/or providing professional development opportunities for the broader childcare community in Richmond.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2018 application deadline is November 20, 2017.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application portal:

If you have any questions, please contact:
Coralys Cuthbert
City Child Care Coordinator
Community Social Development

Grant Coverage Areas:

City of Richmond

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia