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.

For information about the other types of grant funding offered through the Community Gaming Grant program, please review the Community Gaming Grants and PAC & DPAC Grants pages.

Learn more about Capital Project Grants:

Overview

 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.

Note:
  • An organization may apply for both a Capital Project Grant and a Community Gaming Grant or PAC/DPAC Grant in the same year.
  • Only one Capital Project Grant may be awarded per project. Successful applicants may not apply for additional funding for the same project in a subsequent year.
Application Period Apply between June 19, 2020 and August 14, 2020.
Notification by November 20, 2020
Application Fee None.

How to Apply

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.

Check that your organization is eligible to apply for a Capital Project Grant by reviewing the applicable Capital Project Sector Guide.
 

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.

The 2020 Capital Project Sector application intake opens June 19, 2020 and closes August 14, 2020 with final notification by November 20, 2020.
There are several helpful online resources to support applicants to prepare for and submit an online application for a Capital Project Grant.
 
Pre-Application Checklist:
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.
 
Example Documents:
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.
 

Application Tutorial:
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. 
 
Go to the Online Service page to start your online application (look for the "Launch Online Service" button).
The online application must be completed and submitted in one sitting, as the system will time out after approximately 60 minutes. If the system times out, attempting to submit the application may result in an error, and the information entered into the online application may be lost.
 
We recommend planning to spend 30 - 60 minutes to complete the online application for a Capital Project Grant.
 
NOTE: Only online applications will be accepted. Mailed, faxed or emailed applications will NOT be accepted.
Ensure that all required supporting documents are uploaded to the online application, at the time of application. Supporting documents for Capital Project Grant applications will not be accepted by email. 
Applicants will be notified by email by November 20, 2020.
 
Please ensure that your email is set to allow messages sent from the Gaming Online Service system (see our Email Tips page).

If you have questions about your application, you may Contact Us by phone or email.

Capital Project Sector Presentation

Capital Project Grants Presentation Slides (PDF, 2MB)

Past Recipients

The following documents provide a list of Capital Project Grant recipients in 2017 and 2018, with a brief description of each approved project.

Resources

Additional helpful information and online resources related to the Community Gaming Grants program are available on the Documents, Forms & Checklists page, including: