Capital Project Grants
Capital Project Grants provide $5 million annually to not-for-profit organizations throughout B.C., to support the completion of inclusive, accessible capital projects that meet community-identified needs and priorities. This page includes information about these grants, including eligibility criteria, grant amounts, how and when to apply and more.
2020 Program Update
The intake for applications opens June 19, 2020 and closes August 14, 2020. The Capital Project Grants program has been adapted to address some of the financial challenges that not-for-profit organizations are facing due to COVID-19.
Funding for 2020-21 will prioritize capital project applications that are facing increased demand for services due to the pandemic, as well as organizations that need to make modifications to facilities to support physical distancing, such as installing protective shields and barriers, kitchen reconfigurations, renovations to expand handwashing and hygiene stations. In addition, for projects directly related to COVID-19, the matching funds requirement has been lowered to allow grant funding to provide up to a maximum of 80% of the total cost of projects, up to a maximum of $250,000.
Learn more about Capital Project Grants:
|Organization Eligibility||Not-for-profit organizations that provide programs or services that benefit the community, who are completing a capital project intended to enhance quality of life in their community.
Details provided in Section 2.1 of the 2020 Capital Projects Sector Guide (PDF, 509KB).
|Project Eligibility||Capital projects that demonstrate public accessibility and widespread community benefit. Projects must fall into one of the three project categories (facilities, community infrastructure and acquisitions) and must have a total cost of $20,000 to $1,250,000.
See Section 2.2 of the 2020 Capital Projects Sector Guide for complete project eligibility criteria
|Financial Eligibility||Applicants must demonstrate that they have matching funds available to complete the proposed capital project.
See Section 2.3 of the 2020 Capital Projects Sector Guide for complete financial eligibility criteria.
|Grant Amount||Funding may be provided up to a maximum of $250,000; providing between 20 and 50 per cent of the total estimated project cost. *Applications for projects or acquisitions that are needed in order to modify how programs and services are delivered during the COVID-19 pandemic, or that will support organizations experiencing an increase in demand for programs and services as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, may be approved for up to 80 per cent of the total cost of a project.|
|Application||One application per year. One project per application.
|Application Period||Apply between June 19, 2020 and August 14, 2020.
Notification by November 20, 2020
Click below to see information about each step of the Community Gaming Grant application process. Click "expand all" if you want to see all of the steps or if you want to print this page.
- The 2020 Capital Projects Sector Guide (PDF, 509KB) and Conditions for a Community Gaming Grant (PDF, 59.2KB) apply to all Capital Project Grant applications received during 2020.
Applicants are encouraged to read the guideline and conditions documents in full, as they contain important information about eligibility, application requirements, the use of grant funds and the responsibilities of grant recipients.
Before beginning the online application for a Capital Project Grant, please review the pre-application checklist to ensure that you have all required information and documentation available to refer to or to upload to the application. This preparation will make applying faster and easier.
- See Section 6 of the 2020 Capital Projects Sector Guide (PDF, 509KB) for the Capital Project Grant: Pre-Application Checklist.
The documents below are examples of financial documents that you may be asked to provide during your online application. These types of documents are referenced in the pre-application checklists.
- Example: Organization Balance Sheet (PDF)
- Example: Organization Revenue and Expense Statement (PDF)
- Example: Organization Budget (PDF)
This document provides an overview of what you will see when completing the online application.
Frequently Asked Questions:
These documents include commonly asked questions about the Community Gaming Grants: Program Guidelines, as well as questions about using the Online Service system to apply for a grant.
The following documents provide a list of Capital Project Grant recipients in 2017 and 2018, with a brief description of each approved project.
Additional helpful information and online resources related to the Community Gaming Grants program are available on the Documents, Forms & Checklists page, including:
- Guidelines and Conditions Documents
- Example Documents
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Financial Reporting (forms and examples)
- Audit Information
- Reporting Wrongdoing