Capital Project Grants

The Community Gaming Grants program distributes $5 million per year to capital projects with a total cost of more than $20,000 undertaken by eligible not-for-profit organizations. 

Overview

Detailed information on Capital Project Grants is provided in the Capital Projects Sector Guide (PDF)

Organization Eligibility

Not-for-profit organizations providing programs or services of direct benefit to the broader community.  Details provided in Section 2.1 of the Capital Projects Sector Guide (PDF).

Please note that organizations that have never applied for a Community Gaming Grant or a Gambling Event Licence before must call and register with the Community Gaming Grants Branch at 250 356-1081. First-time applicants will be unable to complete an online application for a Capital Project Grant without registering with the Branch first.

Project
Eligibility
Viable capital projects that are primarily for community benefit and are accessible to the public will be considered in three categories:
  • Facilities: construction, renovation or maintenance of facilities.
  • Community Infrastructure: public amenities such as docks, parks or playgrounds.
  • Acquisitions: the purchase of fixed capital assets for long-term use, including vehicles and equipment. 
Financial Eligibility Applicants must have matching funds. 
Grant Amount Up to $250,000 per project, for up to 50 per cent of total project costs. 

A maximum of one Capital Project Grant will be awarded per project. Successful applicants are ineligible to re-apply for additional funding for the same project in subsequent years.
Application One application per organization per year.

An organization may apply for both a Capital Project Grant and a Community Gaming Grant/PAC & DPAC Grant in the same year. 
Application Period Apply from Aug 1 to Sept 30
Final notification*: Dec 31

*Final notification date is the latest date that applicants will be notified about the result of their application.
Processing Fee None
Processing Time Applicants will be notified by the appropriate final notification date (see above).

Capital Project Grants Webinar

An informational webinar on the new Capital Projects Sector was hosted on August 1, 2017. The recording of the webinar, including participant questions, is available to view online below: 

 

 

Resources

Additional information, documents, and forms related to the Capital Project Grants Sector are available in this section. Click below to see more information about these resources. Click "expand all" if you want to see all of the information or if you want to print this page.

These resources are intended to help you prepare for your online application.
 
Pre-application checklist:
The document below is intended to help you gather the correct information before you start your online application. 
Application tutorial:
This document provides a step-by-step preview of what you will see during your online application for a Capital Project Grant. It includes application instructions as well as tips and suggestions for completing your application. 
Frequently asked questions:
This document includes commonly asked questions about using the Gaming Online Service website to apply for a Capital Projects Grant and understanding the Sector Guide.
Example documents:
The documents below are examples of financial documents that you will be asked to provide during your online application. These types of documents are referenced in the pre-application checklists.
Capital Projects Sector Guide:
This document is the authoritative guide to eligibility, the application process, assessment criteria and the appropriate use of funds.

Capital Project Grants Presentation:
These PowerPoint slides provide an overview of the Capital Projects Sector in presentation format. 

Community organizations may be audited by to ensure compliance with guidelines and conditions. The documents below provide general information about audits and also highlight areas that can give rise to non-compliance, but are easily rectified.

The Capital Projects Information Bulletin (PDF), published in March 2017, set out Government's commitment to publishing detailed eligibility criteria in the summer of 2017.  

Contact Us

To inquire about Capital Project Grant applications, please use the email and phone contact information below.

Email: CommunityGamingGrants@gov.bc.ca
Phone (Victoria): 250 356-1081
Toll-free within B.C.: 1 800 663-7867 ask to be transferred to the number above