Grants for community groups
Funding for non-profit organizations and registered charities
By supplying electricity to the people and businesses of this province, we provide an essential and important service. But we also believe in doing more than that.
From February 1 to March 31, 2023, we’re accepting funding applications for eligible organizations to develop new or expand existing programs that align with one or more of our three focus areas.
Two types of grants available
We’re offering two types of grants to support non-profit organizations and registered charities that are making a difference in their communities.
Broad Impact Grants
We provide funding up to $10,000 for organizations to either expand an existing program or to develop a new program across multiple communities in B.C.
We provide funding up to $2,000 to develop new or enhance existing, community-based programs in B.C.
How it works
Our next intake for applications is from February 1 until March 31, 2023.
We review applications from April to May 2023 after the intake period is complete. Applicants will be notified of grant decision by email approximately eight weeks after the application intake period ends. To qualify for a community grant, your program or initiative needs to align with one of our three focus areas below:
Building the STEM workforce of tomorrow
We support organizations with programs that focus on youth education in the areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and trades training. Our goal is to help foster a more highly qualified workforce for B.C.’s future. Projects or programs with a particular focus on Indigenous communities are at the top of our list.
We support organizations with programs that focus on public safety. Projects or programs that promote electrical safety, water safety, and emergency preparedness are at the top of our list.
Developing a clean and sustainable future
We support organizations with programs that will lead to a more sustainable future. Projects or programs that increase awareness and take steps towards environmental conservation, energy-efficiency, and reducing carbon emissions are at the top of our list.
How to apply
To get started with your application, follow the three steps below:
Step 1 – Select a focus area
Choose the focus area for your program: Building the STEM workforce of tomorrow, safety education, or developing a clean and sustainable future.
Step 2 – Review eligibility criteria
Please review all eligibility requirements before submitting your application.
Step 3 – Apply online
When you’re ready to apply, follow the link below to start your application.
Jan 31, 2023
Mar 31, 2023