The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is offering one-time funding to community-based organizations (CBOs) in British Columbia to support their response to COVID-19. This is the second and final round of Relief Funding, the first of which was offered in June 2020. The PHSA acknowledges that CBOs face various challenges to offering programming and services during a pandemic. The total amount of funds available is $150,000. The maximum that will be awarded per application is $10,000.
In this second round, funding for Indigenous-led and Indigenous serving organizations will be prioritized. Organizations who were successful in the first round of funding may re-apply, however, priority will be given to first-time applicants. Each organization is limited to one submission.
Some examples of relief fund expenses that were funded last round include a new outreach vehicle, handwashing stations, increases to food programs, general health and sanitation supplies, contraception, safer smoking supplies, and personal protective equipment.
Proposals are due on Friday, October 30th at 4pm and can be submitted to [email protected]. Any frequently asked questions will be posted to this page so all interested applicants have access to the same information.
Please review the following funding guidelines and use the funding application template for submissions: