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.


Vancouver Foundation & Association of Neighbourhood Houses

“Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) is a grassroots grant-making program that provides grants between $50-$500 directly to individuals…small grants to empower and reshape communities. These grants are dedicated towards funding events and projects at the neighbourhood level in order to build a stronger sense of community and belonging.”

Date: Applications available  March 15, 2022 and ongoing while funds last 

Information here 

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.” 

Date: Open for monthly intakes

Information and application 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



HelpAge Canada 

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.

Closure dates for applications: September 30th & March 31st

Information & application here