Community Partner Grants to Tackle Social Issues

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Update: the 2019-2020 Grant Cycle is now closed. Please check back again for our next grant cycle.

We're very excited to announce that we're now accepting Letters of Interest for our 2019-2020 grants to support charities tackling social issues accross the Island. 

Thanks to 2018 financial donations to United Way from many generous donors, we're able to reinvest funds into local communities through charities working to create positive impacts. For 2019-2020, we will help communities by investing in solutions through three of our impact areas: 

- From Poverty to Possibility

- All That Kids Can Be

- Healthy People

Our donors are incredible people and because they care and give, United Way can once again invest in effective programs through Community Partner grants. 

Community Partner Grants are being offered for the following amount in these communities, to charities providing local services: 

Campbell River: micro grants are available for up to $2,000 per program

Comox Valley: agencies are eligible to apply for grants up to $5,000 per program

Central Island: agencies are eligible to apply for grants up to $10,000 per program

Cowichan: micro grants are available for up to $2,000 per program

All registered Canadian charities, operating in Cowichan, Central Island, Comox Valley and Campbell River are invited to submit a Letter of Interest (LOI) between April 19, 2019 and May 10, 2019 online at:

Community Development Grants will also be offered in each region in response to emerging community needs, and to encourage community agencies to work together collaboratively on pressing issues such as the opioid crisis, affordable housing, homelessness and support for programs in Indigenous communities and agencies. These grants, in the amount of $5,000 to $20,000 per project will be selected through local agencies and issue-based coalitions.

Thousands of people turn to United Way funded programs for help through the year. Every dollar given to United Way counts; even small donations add up and you can see how it’s making a difference in your community through grants like these.

More information on grants, eligibility and the application process can be found here: grant information

Donations are accepted year round through UWCNVI. For more information on making a donation, contact or call 250-591-8731.