Building Vibrant Communities Grant

Building Vibrant Communities Grant

Not-for-profits, local governments, businesses and educational institutions all have a role to play in eliminating poverty. They can apply for a grant that builds the capacity of community organizations and encourages collaboration.

The Building Vibrant Communities Grant guidelines and application for 2021-22 are available here: 

2021 – 2022 BVC Application

2021 – 2022 BVC Guidelines

The program is accepting grant applications until 11:59pm on January 26, 2022.


The 2021-2022 themes are:

  • Children
  • Youth Transition to Adulthood
  • Housing
  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Economic Inclusion (Workforce Attachment)
  • Food Security
  • Transportation

This is year five of BVC Grants. There will be a stronger focus on projects that:

  • Align with promising practices emerging through the Poverty Reduction Blueprint evaluation process, such as “wrap-around” approaches to programs and services.
  • Address poverty related challenges that have been created or worsened by COVID-19

Acknowledgement Guidelines

2021-2022 grant recipients list

2020-2021 grant recipients list

2019-2020 grant recipients list

2018-2019 grant recipients list

2017-2018 grant recipients list