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Leading the Way Home 2021 Grants Program

Grants to British Columbia Charitable Organizations, Registered Societies,
and For-Profits to Address Homelessness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society

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Grants to British Columbia charitable organizations, registered societies, and businesses in eligible locations for projects and programs that address homelessness among populations impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Eligible projects respond to the needs of those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Surrey.

Projects must focus on contributing to the longer-term housing needs of priority populations and building on continued efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. Eligible projects must address one or more of the following Key Priorities along the continuum of needs related to homelessness and access to housing in Surrey:

  • Creating Housing: Creation, retention, or maintenance of housing stock, including transitional supportive, permanent supportive, or mixed-use models. Capital activities eligible under this priority include:
    • Predevelopment
    • Development/Construction
    • Acquisition
    • Renovation/Expansion/Repurposing
    • Other capital activities that may support the project come to fruition, leverage other funding/partnership opportunities, or support the sustainability of the project
  • Innovative Projects: Innovative approaches to addressing homelessness, including:
    • Pilot projects
    • Projects that support access to housing (reduce homelessness) or housing sustainability (prevent homelessness)
  • Capacity Building: Initiatives that increase the capacity of the homelessness and housing sector to address homelessness, including projects that:
    • Enhance efficiency through service coordination across/among organizations
    • Build knowledge, skills, abilities, or tools
    • Promote collaboration and partnerships that leverage additional funding or support.

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GrantWatch ID#: 196069

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations that are eligible for funding include:
- Charitable organizations or registered societies, or for-profit entities that are working in partnership with a charitable organization and have a written agreement in place
- Projects addressing issues and gaps related to homelessness and access to housing and that are based in and provide direct benefit to Surrey and Surrey residents
- Projects that are operating in Surrey

Ineligible applicants:
- Organizations without charitable tax status
- Fundraising activities
- Retroactive funding
- Conferences
- Deficit funding
- Core operational funding
- Ongoing program funding or funding of ongoing operational costs
- Services or facilities that are not in compliance with municipal licensing and zoning requirements
- Activities, equipment, or supplies that are already funded/provided by another source.

Stacking is ineligible.

Pre-Application Information:

- Call for Proposals Opens: Monday, May 3, 2021
- Submission Deadline: Friday, June 11, 2021
- Review Period: Monday, June 14 to Friday, July 16, 2021
- Funding Decisions: Week of July 19, 2021

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications and direct questions to Letizia Romei at

Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society
Vancity Community Foundation
409-312 Main St.
Vancouver, BC

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Canada: British Columbia: Surrey;

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