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Posted: January 12, 2023

New recovery funding available for non-profits

United Way British Columbia chosen as a National Funder of the Government of Canada’s Community Services Relief Fund

United Way British Columbia – working with communities in B.C.’s Interior, Lower Mainland and Central and Northern Vancouver Island (United Way BC) is one of the selected national funders chosen by the Government of Canada who will be responsible for delivering approximately $1.6 million in funds in B.C.’s Southern Interior from the recently announced Community Services Recovery Fund.

Starting, January 6 until February 21, United Way BC will be accepting applications from eligible community-serving organizations in the region.

The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits across Canada as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. United Way BC is working in collaboration with United Way Centraide Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, and Community Foundations of Canada to distribute funding.

This fund supports community service organizations, including non-profit organizations, Indigenous governing bodies, and registered charities located across Canada.

United Way BC, along with the other selected national funders, is responsible for setting up the application process; reaching out to diverse communities across the province; assessing applications and distributing the funding. United Way BC will accept applications to support programs and service redesign and innovation for organizations working in the following areas: arts and culture; development and housing; education and research; environment; health; law, advocacy and politics; philanthropic intermediaries and voluntarism promotion; sports and recreation, and faith-based.

Grant information, application forms and more can be found on the United Way British Columbia website at


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