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2022-2023 COMMUNITY INVESTMENT GRANTS

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This year, United Way British Columbia Community Investment grants will focus on programs and projects that have a positive impact on child and youth mental health in our local Central and Northern Vancouver Island communities.

Local Indigenous organizations, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit, and registered charities operating eligible programs are encouraged to apply for funding by May 27, 2022.

Local Indigenous organizations, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit, and registered charities that operate mental health programs and support activities for children and youth that:

  • promote adaptability,
  • resiliency,
  • communication skills,
  • emotional regulation skills,
  • problem-solving and
  • optimism in children and youth.

Communities eligible for Community Investment grants:

  • Mt. Waddington Regional District
  • Campbell River and Strathcona Regional District
  • Comox Valley and Regional District
  • Nanaimo and Regional District
  • Port Alberni, Ucluelet, Tofino and Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District
  • Duncan and Cowichan Regional District
  • April 19, 12:00 pm Grant applications open

    April 25, 1:00 to 2:00 pm Application Information Session

    April 26, 1:00 to 2:00 pm Indigenous, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit Application Information Session

    May 09, 4:00 pm Grant applications close

    May 26-30, Successful agencies notified

    June 15, Projects begin

    April 15, 2023, Final reports due

    UWBC will invest a total of $250,000 into the Central and Northern Vancouver Island community.


    This year, there are two funding streams:

    • Children and Youth
    • Indigenous Children and Youth, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit


    Each stream will distribute $125,000 through grants of a maximum of $15,000.

     

     

    Looking for more information and application support?

    Join us at an information session to learn more about our 2022-2023 Community Investment grants.
    Together we will review the guidelines, the online process, and answer questions about this year’s Community Investment grants.

    April 25, 2022

    1:00 to 2:00pm

    Information session

    April 26, 2022

    1:00 to 2:00 pm

    Indigenous, including First Nations,
    Metis and Inuit, information session

    To register email fayokemio@uwbc.ca and identify which session you will attend.

    If you are unable to attend an Information Session but have questions or require assistance to complete the application, please contact marycatherinew@uwbc.ca.


    Recorded Information Session Now Available

    Can't make a session? Watch the April 25th session below:

    Investing Locally

    Since April 2021, United Way British Columbia - CNVI (UWBC) has funded 128 organizations delivering 184 programs in the central and northern Vancouver Island region, helping our neighbours and friends in need from the Malahat to Port Hardy. 

    Read more about our impact here.

    2020-2021 Impact report