Since April 2020, United Way British Columbia – working with communities in BC’s Interior, Lower Mainland and Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWBC) has funded 132 organizations delivering 251 programs helping over 45,000 of our neighbours and friends in need from the Malahat to Port Hardy.
Because of our on the ground knowledge of our Vancouver Island communities, the Federal government knew they had a trusted ally in United Way and was quick to help Canadians cope with the pandemic through the Emergency Community Support Fund, increased New Horizons: Seniors Response Fund, and significant Reaching Home: COVID Emergency funding.
Thanks to these partnerships and our ongoing, generous donors, UWBC has invested $4.5 million into our region since last March.
In our 2019-2020 fiscal year, we funded more than 89 programs through 65 agencies across central and northern Vancouver Island in 2019-2020.
Read our full list of agencies funded for the 2019-2020 grant cycle here and find out more about our grants below.