Did you know that BC’s Recovery and Resiliency Fund for non-profits will launch in June 2022?
The $34 million fund is intended to provide “support for organizations that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and that continue to struggle during recovery.” The fund will focus on organizations “whose staff, volunteers, programs and operations have been disproportionately affected” during the pandemic.
BC Budget 2022 provides $30 million of the funds, with the remaining $4 million from Vancouver Foundation. The funds will be administered by the Vancouver Foundation and United Way British Columbia. New Relationship Trust will administer at least $5 million of the fund specifically for Indigenous communities.
The fund provides “multi-year, unrestricted grants” to address both “short- and long-term needs” that provide flexibility for organizations and resources could be used for projects including capacity building, digital infrastructure, staff training and retention.
Details, application criteria, and guidelines aren’t yet finalized. For updates about when and how you can apply, you can sign up for email updates from Vancouver Foundation.
Wondering about how to apply for grants? We’ve got some great member resources to set you up for success:
- A Guide for First-Time Proposal Writers (Part 1)
- A Guide for First-Time Proposal Writers (Part 2)
- Understanding How to Get Grants from Foundations
Noteworthy is provided for general information purposes and does not constitute legal or professional advice. Every organization’s circumstances are unique. Before acting on the basis of information contained in this blog, readers should consult with a qualified lawyer for advice specific to their situation.