Accessibility Projects Grants
Accessibility Projects Grants 2023/2024
Promoting Inclusion and Accessibility for People with Disabilities
Dec 4th, 2023: Today, Disability Alliance BC (DABC) has announced the recipients of the 2023/2024 Accessibility Projects Grants. Read the press release here.
As part of the Province’s goal to improve accessibility for people with disabilities in BC, Disability Alliance BC was selected by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (MSDPR) to distribute funding to community based “Accessibility Projects” beginning in 2018. Since then, over 80 projects have been funded. This year the program provided $450,000 in up to $40,000 grants to BC-based not-for-profit organizations for community engagement projects focusing on one of the following objectives to increase accessibility for people with disabilities:
- Accessible employment;
- Accessible emergency planning and response;
- Accessible arts, culture and tourism;
- Accessible sports and recreation;
- Accessible education and learning;
- Accessible community participation.
Please note: these grants are not for large capital costs, such as accessibility improvements in buildings or purchasing large equipment. For information on granting streams that might be helpful for these kinds of projects, or if you have any other questions, please contact the Accessibility Projects Grants Coordinator, Danielle Gauld, at email@example.com.
- Eligible organizations must be not-for-profit organizations based in BC, Canada, that operate primarily for community benefit and whose services are open to the public and not restricted to the organization’s membership.
- Organizations do not need to be a registered charity but must have a democratically elected volunteer Board chosen by its membership.
- National or international organizations may be eligible, but only if they have a base of operations in BC and sufficient capacity to deliver services in BC.
- Governmental bodies, including municipalities, First Nations bands, and public-sector organizations are not eligible as they are targeted by other funding streams.
- Once an organization has received a grant they can reapply 5 years after their application was submitted (for example, if an organization applied in 2018 for a grant and did their project in 2019, they can reapply in 2023 to do a project in 2024).
- Organizations that have a real or perceived conflict of interest with DABC must declare this on their application and this will be dealt with on a case by case basis.
See information about current and past successful projects at the links below: