Other Funding Opportunities

Finding and securing funding that is relevant to the needs of your community can be challenging. In order to better assist you in developing your healthy community projects and/or programs we have compiled a list of potential funding opportunities that might be worth knowing about. Below is a list of other grant opportunities available, along with guides and resources to support your grant writing activities. 

Accessibility and Equity

Age Friendly

  • Age Friendly Communities Program The Age-friendly Communities grant program is intended to assist local governments in BC to best support aging populations, develop and implement policies and plans, or undertake projects that enable seniors to age in place and facilitate the creation of age-friendly communities. http://www.ubcm.ca/EN/main/funding/lgps/age-friendly-communities.html
  • New Horizon for Seniors Program This program provides funding for projects that encourage seniors to play an important role in their communities by volunteering, participating in and leading community activities, as well as organizations to make necessary modifications or repairs to their existing facilities, or to purchase/replace equipment and furnishings to enable programs and activities for seniors. https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/...

Children and Youth

Community Development and Resiliency


Food Security

Health Authority

Health and Wellbeing

Health Research


Indigenous Communities

  • Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk: This fund supports Indigenous organizations and communities across Canada in building their ability to participate in the protection and recovery of species at risk, preventing species from becoming a conservation concern, and recovering and protecting important habitat on Indigenous lands and waters.
  • Clean Energy Projects: This document provides an overview of funding opportunities for energy efficiency and clean energy projects for Local Governments and First Nations in British Columbia. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/farming-natural-resources-and-industry...
  • Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation: Supplies grants to individuals with a goal of developing youth as future community leaders in the First Nation community. www.dcfund.ca/
  • First Nations Adapt Program: This federal program supports First Nation communities to assess and respond to climate change impacts on community infrastructure and emergency management.  It prioritizes communities most impacted by sea level rise, flooding, forest fires, and winter road failures. https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1481305681144/1481305709311
  • First Nations Health Authority - Our Community, Our Water Grant: To help protect and celebrate the importance of water, particularly drinking water, in your community, the First Nations Health Authority Drinking Water Safety Program would like to invite First Nations communities in BC to submit a proposal for a community water awareness day event. http://www.fnha.ca/newsContent/Documents/FNHA-Our-Community-Our-Water-Gr...
  • First Nation-Municipal Collaboration Program: Cando (the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers) and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) are partnering to offer the First Nations-Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI). CEDI supports First Nations and adjacent municipalities in the development and implementation of joint community economic development or land use initiatives while building a resilient, sustainable partnership.  https://fcm.ca/en/news-media/announcement/call-applications-first-nation...
  • Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program - Community, Culture and Recreation: This program supports cost-sharing of infrastructure projects in communities across the province.  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/transportation/funding-engagement-per...
  • Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture: Community Resilience Through Arts and Culture program is to support arts and cultural events, projects and initiatives in communities experiencing hardship, historic oppression, or other challenges that would benefit from the power of arts and culture to promote healing, resilience, and connection. https://form.simplesurvey.com/resiliencefunding
  • UBCM Community to Community Forum: The goal of a Regional C2C Forum is increased understanding and improved overall relations between First Nations and local governments. Forum events are intended to provide a time and place for dialogue to build on opportunities, support reconciliation efforts, resolve issues of common responsibility, interest or concern, and/or to advance tangible outcomes https://www.ubcm.ca/EN/main/funding/lgps/community-to-community-forum.html

Physical Activity and Recreation



  • Greater Victoria Community Funders’ Network Grant Writing Handbook: This Handbook is intended to provide information that you may find useful as you prepare grant applications. There are many other grant and proposal writing tips that could be shared, but the goal in creating this Handbook is to respond to some common questions asked by grant writers and to provide basic examples of application questions, answers, and budgets. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/careers/about-the-bc-public-service/co...
  • First Peoples' Grant Writting Handbook: Information and ‘quick tips’have been compiled to support First Nations Communities in applying for grants. The goal in creating this handbook is to respond to some common questions and to get you started by showing you some basic grant writing examples. http://www.fpcc.ca/files/PDF/grant-writing-handbook.pdf
  • Northern Development Grant Writting Support: The Grant Writing Support program provides annual grant funding to support a grant writing position in a local government or First Nation band within the Trust’s service region https://www.northerndevelopment.bc.ca/funding-programs/capacity-building...