MEN'S SHEDS START-UP GRANTS
United Way & Men’s Sheds of BC
“Men’s Sheds improves men's health and wellbeing by:
Creating spaces where men help men while working shoulder-to-shoulder
Increasing men’s social connections, and sense of well-being and inclusion
Increasing men's participation and engagement in their communities
Start-up Grants are available to groups of two or more men or to community organizations interested in starting a Men’s Shed in their B.C. community and who have contacted MSABC to learn about effective approaches to developing and sustaining a Men’s Shed. If an organization is starting a Men's Shed but does not require a Start-up Grant, they can apply for the larger Project Grant (of up to $10,000) once available.”
Call for proposal, application and information here
Call opened July 2021 and is still open in 2022.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS & RESPONSE
United Way of BC
Join a CORE Healthy Aging group and apply for up to $25,000 to support “creating protocols for identifying, locating, and supporting vulnerable seniors before, during, and after impending crises in ways that respect and address privacy concerns… sharing best practices, training and mentoring to facilitate relationship building between the CBSS sector, other emergency response organizations, and local government emergency preparedness staff…The United Way will support projects that: demonstrate collaboration with community partners, respond to an immediate need related to a climate emergency, increase volunteer capacity.”
If you don’t already have a free BC Healthy Aging CORE (Collaborative Online Resources & Education) account, first register here. Then click on Groups > Emergency Preparedness & Response > JOIN button for access to the Application Guide and Call for Proposals.
Date: Rolling applications accepted starting July 4, 2022
& ANTI-RACISM GRANT
Ministry of Attorney General &
Minister Responsible for Housing
“Apply for grants up to $5,000 to support activities across the province that build intercultural interaction, trust and understanding, or challenge racism, hate and systemic barriers…prioritize projects that seek to reduce systemic racism, hate incidents and/or build capacity in racialized communities.”
Information, application and online submission here
Optional virtual information session: November 4, 2022 11:00-noon PST.
Register via EventBrite here
Applications due by 5pm November 25, 2022
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES RESILIENCE FUND (IPRF)
Community Foundations of Canada
“The IPRF is an Indigenous-led effort to respond to urgent community needs while taking a long-term view on building community resilience….For Indigenous communities and Indigenous-led organizations working to respond to COVID-19 in the context of pre-existing economic and health disparities, the impacts are even more pronounced…Any Indigenous-led organization working to foster resilience in Inuit, Metis and First Nations communities anywhere in Canada can apply for resiliency support ranging from $5,000 to $30,000.”
Applications due Nov 11, 2022
Information and application here
Three types of grants, each up to $10,000, Well-Being, Innovative Programming, Emergency Relief “designed to help low-income seniors across Canada avoid isolation and loneliness and to engage more fully with their communities.
Applications accepted any time but closing date for review: March 31st
Information & application here
BC VISION ZERO IN
ROAD SAFETY PROGRAM
Vancouver Coastal Health – VGH Trauma Services
“The British Columbia Vision Zero in Road Safety for Vulnerable Road Users Program provides grant funding…to advance evidence-informed road safety improvements that will result in a reduction in the number and severity of vulnerable road user injuries.”
Grant call forthcoming in November 2022 here
Grants for projects arising and undertaken in the Province of British Columbia by registered charities for cultural, education and charitable purposes, in priority areas of athletics, arts & culture, health &welfare (including older adults). Emphasizing at-risk individuals, especially under-represented and marginalized populations and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion
Dates: Applications reviewed March 15th and September 15th.
Information and application here