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Behind every changed life is somebody who makes it happen.

None of the work we do would be possible without our agency partners and the dedication and expertise of the front-line service providers who work at our funded agencies.

Current funding opportunities:

Grant Call: School’s Out Grant

The School’s Out grant supports programs that ensure school-aged children, 6-12 are safe and protected after school, between the hours 3pm – 6pm, while participating in activities that support them to reach their full potential. Grants will be awarded up to a maximum of $60,000 and a minimum of $30,000. Funding will be available to qualified not-for-profit organizations providing services throughout the Lower Mainland.

The grant application will be available online through UWLM’s eAccess platform on Monday, January 23. To receive a link to the online application, please complete and submit the Schools Out Grant Application Prerequisite form. Instructions and the login link will be emailed to interested applicants within 3 business days of submitting the prerequisite form. The grant application must be completed and submitted online through eAccess by 5pm, March 3, 2017.

Criteria for School’s Out Grant (pdf)

Middle Childhood Theory of Change (pdf)

Schools Out Info Session Slides (pdf)

For questions related to the grant application, please contact Angie Mapara Osachoff. For technical support, please contact Cindy Cassidy.


Grant Call: Seniors Active Aging Grant (SAA)

SAA applications open on Friday, January 20, 2017 to qualified not-for-profit organizations in the Lower Mainland, Sea to Sky Corridor and Sunshine Coast. This is a one-year (April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018) competitive application process with a $30,000 maximum amount awarded per project. The goal of this grant is to support and build capacity among vulnerable seniors by increasing physical activity, enabling independence and enhancing social connectedness in their communities. Projects should foster the development of partnerships and meet a demonstrated local need. The grant may be used to fund demonstration projects, existing or new initiatives.

SAA Grant Criteria 2017-18

SAA Grant Application and Reporting Templates 2017-18

Eligible organizations without access to the United Way online application and reporting system are to complete the Active Aging eligibility form to gain access to the online application. Log in details with instructions will be sent to eligible applicants within 3 business days of submitting the eligibility form. Completed applications must be submitted by 5pm, Friday February 17, 2017.

As there will be no information session for this grant, please contact Eirikka Brandson at for grant information. For technical support please contact Precious Ile.


BCAA & United Way Community Child Car Seat Program

BCAA (British Columbia Automobile Association) and United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM) are working in partnership to make child car seats available to non-profit community agencies that work with families with children age nine and under through their Community Child Car Seat Program.

2017 applications are now closed.