Community Prosperity Fund

We are taking part in delivering the Community Prosperity Fund a $25 million investment from the Government of B.C. that advances poverty reduction and social inclusion in local communities. Nanaimo Foundation is accepting new applications from May 24th to June 24th through the online application portal.

The Government of B.C. recognizes that non-profits are vital to people and communities in B.C. They are important partners, often providing services to those made vulnerable in all corners of British Columbia. The Community Prosperity Fund will support organizations by providing funding for up to three years to drive positive change in our communities. 

Every community is unique, and so are their needs. You know this, and review committees do, too. Nanaimo Foundation will ensure your application will be reviewed at the local level. The Community Prosperity Fund also gives you the space to complete your best work. You have up to three years for your activities, giving you space to implement the funding over time and in a way that works best for your organization. What if you only need one year? That’s also great. You know best what you need.

You can apply to support your operational expenses, expand a current project, or create a new one. It’s up to you! You get to decide what would benefit your organization most so that you can continue the incredible work that benefits our community. 

Nanaimo Foundation is excited to partner with Kw’umut Lelum Foundation to bring this funding to the Cowichan Valley in addition to our regular catchment area of Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Lantzville, Cedar, and Gabriola Island.

Applications open May 24th! Charities, non-profit organizations and Indigenous-serving organizations are encouraged to apply by June 24, 2024. Visit Vancouver Foundation’s website to find out more about how to apply, explore resources, and submit your application. 

Have questions? Email us at [email protected].