The City of Vancouver is accepting applications for its Core Support Grants to provide funding that addresses inequity and mitigates conditions that create vulnerability for residents of Vancouver.
Grants fund the direct delivery of social services to individual residents, and fund organizations that support other non-profits to improve their ability to deliver social services, address social issues, and navigate change.
Priority consideration is given to services or programs that meet the following:
- Align with the Social Policy Grants Statement of Intent;
Reinforce or support the goals of the Healthy City Strategy with a specific focus on the following goals:
- A Good Start
- Healthy Human Services
- Making Ends Meet and Working Well
- Being and Feeling Safe and Included
- Cultivating Connections
- Collaborative Leadership for a Healthy City for All;
- The primary function is to remove barriers and/or provide supports to ensure more equitable access to services and opportunities;
- The primary focus is residents who are experiencing social, physical, and/or economic disadvantages and/or who face discrimination;
Use, one or more of the following approaches (or build the capacity of other nonprofits to use following approaches):
- Service-oriented, and aimed at reducing the barriers to equity; OR
- Systemic or individual advocacy aimed at securing services and protecting rights; OR
- Community development, which empowers and involves equity-denied populations in solving social problems, bringing about positive social change, and extending participatory democracy.
Use, or support other non-profits to use, one or more of the following strategies:
- Organizing/mobilizing volunteer resources; OR
- Developing mutual support (e.g. coalition building, collaborative projects) among groups, individuals and group support systems; OR
- Facilitating improved access to other services; OR
- Building the capacity of individuals, families or communities to address inequity and mitigate conditions that create barriers to equity; OR
- Developing or supporting new service delivery models; OR
- Building or facilitating networks of organizations and individuals.
An organization must:
Be a registered non-profit society, community service co-op or social enterprise wholly owned by a non-profit and in good standing with the Registrar of Companies; OR, be a registered charity, in good standing with the Canadian Revenue Agency; OR, be a First Nations Band;
- Please note that if you are not registered as one you may partner with a fiscal sponsor that is a registered non-profit society or registered charity in order to meet this requirement.
- Demonstrate accommodation, welcomeness and openness to people of all ages, abilities, sexual orientation, gender identities (including trans, gender-variant and two-spirit people), ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, religions, languages, under-represented communities and socio-economic conditions in its policies, practices and programs, except in instances where the exclusion of some group is required for another group to be effectively targeted;
- Have an independent, active governing body composed of volunteers. The bylaws must have provisions that no staff member can be a voting member of the board or executive;
- Be in compliance with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the British Columbia Human Rights Code;
- Have the demonstrated functional capacity and sufficient resources to deliver the programs or work to which the City is being asked to contribute; and,
- Deliver the funded program in Vancouver to Vancouver residents or to Vancouver based non-profits.
- Be a registered non-profit society, community service co-op or social enterprise wholly owned by a non-profit and in good standing with the Registrar of Companies; OR, be a registered charity, in good standing with the Canadian Revenue Agency; OR, be a First Nations Band;
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