Call for Proposals

Current funding opportunities

Call for expression of interest: Ruth Beardsley Family Re-unification Fund

The Ruth Beardsley Family Re-unification Fund will provide financial support to an organization working on behalf of a refugee family towards the re-unification of a young child (under 6 years old) and their family. This one-time funding will help provide the resources required to re-unify a refugee family which may include: staffing costs, lawyer fees, paperwork, DNA testing, and travel associated with re-unification.

To read the full call for expressions of Interest: Criteria and Process, click here.

The successful applicant will be determined based on their Letter of Intent (LOI) submitted via United Way of Lower Mainland’s e-access portal. To have the LOI application added to your e-access or to be set up with e-access please contact Cindy Cassidy at or 604-294-8929 x 2256.

Deadline for applying for funding is Friday, September 29.


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.

2017 applications are now closed.


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.

2017 applications are now closed.


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.
Tracy GreenCall for Proposals