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Grants to British Columbia, Canada Non-Profits to
Meet the Social Needs of Vancouver's Neighborhoods

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City of Vancouver Social Policy Division - Social Development Department

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Grants to British Columbia, Canada non-profit organizations to provide social services, advocacy, or community development in specific Vancouver neighborhoods. First-time applicants must contact program staff prior to submitting an application. Grants will provide operating funding to non-profit organizations to accomplish the following:

-Help ensure equitable access to appropriate social services;
-Enhance the ability of community organizations to successfully address social issues and bring about positive social change;
-Maintain and strengthen linkages/integration between community services and programs and City social policies and priorities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142180

Term of Contract:

The term of a Community Services Grant is one year, from January 1 to December 31.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

You can apply for this grant if your organization is a Vancouver-based, non-profit, community services organization.

The organization must meet all of the following criteria:

-Be a registered non-profit society or community service co-op, in good standing with the Registrar of Companies or be a registered charity with the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA). It must have an independent, active governing body composed of volunteers. The by-laws must have provisions that no Board director can be remunerated for being a director; staff members cannot be voting members of the Board or Executive;

-Must extend its services to the general public, and shall not exclude anyone by reason of religion, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, language, disability or income; except in instances where it can be proven that exclusion of some group is required for effective targeting of another group to occur;

-Have the demonstrated functional capacity and sufficient resources to be able to deliver the services and programs for which funding is being sought;

-Be primarily serving and working with the residents of the neighborhood (def.) in which it is located;

-Be providing a wide range of neighborhood-based social services to a broad population and ensuring, through coordination and collaboration that needed services are provided;

-Be actively involving neighborhood residents in issue advocacy (def.), community development (def.), and community capacity building (def.);

-Be actively engaged in ensuring that the Guiding Principles (working together, inclusion, participation) provide the primary direction for the work and functioning of the whole organization;

-Must ensure that funding from the City is used only for core staff (def.) expenses;

-Must secure matching funding (at least 1/3) for core staff costs from other sources.

Community Services Grants are NOT for:

-Services which are clearly within the mandates of other governments or departments, e.g. continuing care programs, first year settlement, employment and job training, alcohol and drug treatment programs, licensed childcare programs, etc.;

-Services which are primarily recreational or educational (in particular academic or technical training);

-Health services such as health self-help groups; health information programs; medical treatment, maintenance or rehabilitation programs;

-Processing legal or human rights cases;

-Direct welfare supports (def.), including food banks and meal services;

-Residential programs or housing;


-Transportation expenses;

-Payment of City property taxes; capital expenses; operating or capital deficits;

-The provision of grants or donations to other organizations or individuals;

-Services or programs directed to the preservation of any particular ethnic or cultural heritage;

-Attendance at or fees for conferences, workshops or other forms of training; time-limited projects (three years or less) or programs in the developmental or formative stage.

Pre-Application Information:

Note: All new applicants that were not funded in the previous year must contact a grants planner in Social Policy to discuss their application prior to submitting.

Contact Information:

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

Phone: 604.829.2007
Fax: 604.871.6048
E-mail address:

Social Policy Division
501 – 111 West Hastings Street
City of Vancouver
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

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City of Vancouver

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Canada: British Columbia;

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