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Social Policy Capital Grant

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City of Vancouver

Deadline Date:

10/08/21 4:30 PM


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Grants to British Columbia nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for capital projects. Funding is intended to assist organizations that serve local vulnerable populations. Grants may be used to support social infrastructure enhancements that increase the capacity of organizations that serve Vancouver residents who are experiencing compounding vulnerability factors and increasing impacts of marginalization.

Eligible projects include:

  • Health and Safety Upgrades: Renovations or additions to existing facilities to comply with health and safety regulations, licensing or fire requirements, etc.
  • Improving or Expanding Services: Renovations or additions to existing facilities to better deliver programs and serve clients. This may include play structures in childcare centers or other structures that are integral to service delivery.
  • Planning or Feasibility Studies: Hiring a consultant to research and draft a plan for future new construction and/or renovations related to organizational growth.

Eligible expenses include:

  • Capital project planning or feasibility studies;
  • Architectural drawings, fees for professional services, permits;
  • Construction expenses; and,
  • Movable expenses such as computers, furniture, equipment and other depreciable assets that support the delivery of services, if linked to a broader renovation and if the cost does not exceed 15% of the total grant being requested from the City. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142183

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The call is for small capital grants of less than $25,000 each. The budget for the second call is $50,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are welcome from Vancouver-based organizations that are:
- Charities registered with Canada Revenue Agency
- Childcare non-profit organizations
- Community service non-profit organizations (registered as non-profit)

For more information on eligibility, see

Not eligible for funding:
- Organizations that focus mainly on health care, education (excluding childcare or out-of-school care), sports, recreation, or religious programs and services.
- Organizations that exclude certain people or groups because of their religion, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, language, disability, or income.

The funding cannot pay for:
- Construction deficits
- Regular maintenance
- Work already completed
- Projects that may be eligible for the Cultural Infrastructure Grant Program

For additional ineligible expenses, see

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is 4:30 PM on October 8, 2021.

Contact Information:

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

Email your application package to

To contact a planner about the Social Policy Capital Grant, email the address above.

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