Provincial Employees Community Services Fund charities

Last updated: March 23, 2022

View the list of current charities in each region.

Funding guidelines

Through PECSF, employees can donate to charities located anywhere as long the charity is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Employees can also contribute to the Fund Supported Pool. This is for charities active in local communities that may be affiliated with provincial or national charities. Fundraising, promotion and distribution are all done locally and all funds raised stay in the region.

Fund supported pool priorities

Preference is given to organizations with a project, program or service that:

  • Aligns with the organization’s mission and mandate and has 2 years of success
  • Has staff expertise and involves volunteers
  • Positively impacts 20+ people
  • Adds regional value and is innovative
  • Aids other organizations in the region through its outcomes
  • Include specific performance measures and targets for 3 years
  • Requests less than 40% of total budget and is sustainable past 2022

Eligibility

To be eligible for funding, an organization must:

  • Have a valid Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) registration number
  • Be compliant with BC Societies Act requirements (if applicable)
  • Be compliant with PECSF reporting requirements from past funding cycles
  • Be CRA registered and operational for at least 3 years
  • Apply less than 20% of organizational budget to administrative costs
  • Be free of deficits or large debts
  • Have funding partners in addition to PECSF that are committed to the project, program or service
  • Have sufficient, existing funds to implement and operate approved program until PECSF's first disbursement of funds
    • Cheques are issued twice a year in August and March

Applications will be declined if the PECSF application template is not used and/or if PECSF is the sole source of funding.

Funding will not be granted for any of the following purposes:

  • Deficit reduction
  • Political activities
  • Direct religious activities
  • Operational or administrative costs that are more than 20% of the overall budget shown in the organizations most recent financial statements (audited if possible)
  • Fundraising
  • Capital costs

Reporting

  • Fund supported charities have annual reporting requirements
  • Consider your organization's capacity before applying
  • Although the annual reports are not onerous, they're mandatory

If you fail to provide the required information by the May 31 deadline, funding for the remainder of the funding cycle and potentially for future funding cycles will be affected.

For more information on funding cycle requirements, visit the apply for Provincial Employees Community Services Fund funding page.

Applications will be declined if the PECSF template is not used and/or if PECSF is the sole source of funding.