Funding Resources

The following are suggested funding resources for seniors transportation-related initiatives for agencies. If you know of any other funding resources to suggest, please let us know.

Metro Vancouver

Pacific Parklands Bus Grant Program

For taking your group by bus to a Metro Vancouver Regional Park!

$500 grant for bus rental cost - up to $1000 including $250 honorarium for a guide.

The Bus Grant Program was launched in 2017 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. This program connects children, youth organizations, community centres, senior’s groups, and organizations that support people with disabilities or who experience other barriers to experiencing nature.

For more information click here

United Way of the Lower Mainland Active Aging Grants

Since 2015, the Active Aging Research Team (AART) and the United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM) have been working in partnership to provide community grants that reach diverse communities that build capacity to promote older adult physical activity, social connectedness, independence – and health. In 2018 alone, 28 Active Aging grants were distributed across BC.

For more information click here

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United Way of the Lower Mainland and the Community Based Seniors’ Services (CBSS) Leadership Council

NEW! Integrated Community-Based Programs for Older Adults with Higher Needs Grant Streams with information sessions on each stream January 14-16, 2019. 

The goal of this call for proposals is to help address the gap in programs and services for higher needs older adults identified through local, regional, and provincial consultations lead by the Raising the Profile Project (RPP) and United Way’s Healthy Aging Department. These grants aim to scale-up local innovations and promising practices and encourage new partnerships and more integrated programming strategies. The Province of British Columbia has provided funding to support the delivery of demonstration projects over a 30 month period.

Consider: Structured Programs for Higher Needs and Home Bound Older Adults

Information Session Wednesday January 16th 9:30AM-11:30AM

Register Here


New Horizons for Seniors Program

The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) has both community-based projects (1 year, up to $25, 000) and a pan-Canadian grant stream. Click here for more information. While we had previously heard community-based projects cannot be used for transportation initiatives, some agencies have told us they now can.

Vancouver Coastal Health periodically offers funding for health promotion initiatives. Click here for the latest.