How do I apply?
If you are a registered charity and you conduct programs for children and youth in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, you can apply for financial support from CLICK. Grants generally range from $500 to $3,000 depending on need. Complete the application form at the bottom of the page.
When does CLICK offer grants?
There are two grant cycles annually.
Spring cycle: Complete applications must be submitted on or before March 30th.
Fall cycle: Complete applications must be submitted on or before October 31st.
Does my organization qualify?
The organization must be not-for-profit and must have a registered charitable number from the Canada Revenue Agency.
Please note that we must be assured that the funds are being applied to kids in need. If you are an umbrella organization providing services to a variety of programs, the organization providing the programming should apply directly to us for a grant.
The program or activity for which the funds are sought must fall within CLICK’s criteria of access, skills and safety:
Access: the requested funding will contribute to ensuring the program or activity is available to and accessible by children or youth. Barriers to access include fees, equipment costs, transportation or other expenses or requirements.
Skills: the program or activity offers an opportunity for inner city children or youth to gain skills in areas such as arts, sports, leadership, health, literacy, etc.
Safety: the program or activity offers a safe environment for children or youth. For example, after school programs are safe havens.
The program or activity targets children or youth with barriers to success. Funds are for program costs and are not available for regular staff salaries and general overhead expenses such as utilities or rent. Expenses such as supplies, food, transportation and instructional costs are typically covered.
What happens to my application?
All applicants will be notified about the status of their application as soon as possible after the Board of Directors approves the grants.
Successful applicants will receive a cheque for the approved grant funds as well as a Final Report form which is to be completed and returned to us within 3 months of completion of the activity or program.
We ask that you return the Final Report form along with photographs, reports, or short anecdotes/comments from participants about the activity or program that capture the value of the experience for the children or youth. This is a requirement from CLICK.
Why does CLICK need a Final Report?
We use this report to communicate to donors and other supporters how crucial programs such as yours are to inner city children and youth and to create awareness of the importance of supporting organizations like CLICK who can, in turn, support critical programs and services. We may use this information on our social medial, in our newsletters or at our events.
What if I have questions?
Call us anytime at 604-713-8273 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will answer any questions you have.
Upon completion of the form, you will receive a confirmation message along with an email to confirm the application was received.
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