Posted on Feb 09, 2021
Charities, non-profits, Indigenous communities and local governments are among the organizations eligible to apply for funding of local, small-scale infrastructure projects aimed at bringing people back to the streets of our communities and public meeting places, after isolating for so long during the pandemic, and help boost our economy. 
 
Whether it’s pop-up bike paths, community gardens, art installations or Wi-Fi hot spots or other programs and services, funding can be used for adapting public spaces, or for programming or services that respond to COVID-19 and serve the public or a community disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Canadians want to be able to work, live and play in safe, vibrant and inclusive communities. This program is designed to help communities achieve this potential. The Applicant Guide provides a full list of eligible organizations.
 
Eligible organizations can submit funding applications, for projects with budgets ranging from $5,000 to $250,000, out of the $1.5 million available in the BC Southern Hub region (Vancouver, Richmond and Fraser Health area). This regional fund is part of the $31 million national Healthy Communities Initiative by the Government of Canada for social and economic vitalization administered by Community Foundations of Canada (CFC). Delta Foundation is one of 191 community foundations in that CFC network.
 
Eligible organizations can submit applications for this project funding until March 9, 2021, at 5:00 PM PST.  Find out more about how to apply, explore resources for applicants and sign up for community mobilization sessions. 
 
Surrey Cares Community Foundation is administering the $1.5 million fund for applicants from the Southern Lower Mainland (Vancouver, Richmond and Fraser Health Area) on behalf of the Delta Foundation and other community foundations in the region. Please contact Surrey Cares Community Foundation or at Phone 604.591.2699 for additional information.