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Social Policy Capital Grant

Grants to British Columbia Nonprofits
in Eligible Locations for Capital Projects

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City of Vancouver

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07/31/20 4:30 PM


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Grants to British Columbia nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for capital projects. Funding is intended to support organizations that serve local vulnerable populations. Grant funds may be used for projects that expand and improve services, for health and safety upgrades, or for planning and feasibility studies. Social Policy Capital Grants fund small capital projects anywhere in Vancouver.

The purpose of Social Policy Capital Grants is to provide matching grant support for social infrastructure improvements that increase the capacity of facilities serving Vancouver residents who are experiencing the 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. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 142183

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The City anticipates grant requests in the $2,000 to $25,000 range. While applications greater than $25,000 will be accepted, they will be evaluated based on total funds available and the demand from other applications.

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 the 2020 Social Policy Capital Grant Information Guide in Supporting Documents below.

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.

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Pre-Application Information:

Email your completed application with attachments no later than 4:30 PM on Friday, July 31, 2020.

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

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For more information, please contact:
Phone: 604.829.2007

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Canada: British Columbia;

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