The Province Announces New Grant to Support Sustainable Community Services
Community social-service agencies and families stand to benefit from provincial investments in research and a new grant program that will support long-term sustainability of the community social-services sector.
The province announced that it is providing $1.5 million in grants to help community social-service sector agencies upgrade their technologies and another $1.5 million to support research to help ensure long-term sustainability of the community social-services sector.
“The grants will help up to 150 organizations with technology needs for both staff and their clients,” said Nicholas Simons, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. “This could include providing clients with laptops or tablets to help them access services online.”
The Community Social Services Sector Technology Fund will be administered by The Federation of Community Social Services. The application process will apply an equity lens to ensure small, rural, remote and Indigenous organizations are well served by the fund. The application intake will open in September 2022.
For more information about the grants, including applications, click here: https://fcssbc.ca/technology-fund/
While there, you can join the Community Social Services Technology Fund mailing list to get updates about application information, eligibility and deadline updates, and more.