Other Grant Opportunities

Please visit one of the following links to find out more about their grant, bursary or scholarship application process. If you know of another grant opportunity not listed, please contact fgreekas@isparc.ca.

I·SPARC Grants

Equipment Grant Program

Facilitators may purchase equipment for Indigenous community group activities

Healthy Living Community Grants

Trained AHLA leaders are eligible to receive up to $1000 for the delivery of their community healthy living project.

First Nations Health Authority

Various funding opportunities offered by the FNHA

Active Living Grants

BCRPA – Recreation Program Support Grants

Various recreation grant opportunities.

Bell Community Sport Fund

Recognizing the volunteer work of Bell retirees and employees through grants that provide support to the community-based sports groups with which they are involved.

BMO Community Giving

Grants with a focus on collaboration, learning, and innovation.

Canadian Tire Jumpstart

Sport and physical activity funding for families who meet financial need criteria.

BC Community Gaming Grants

Grants for non-profits providing programs or services of direct benefit to the broader community.

Good Life Kids

Funding to support ongoing physical activity opportunities for children with special needs.

Good Sports Equipment Grant

An equipment grant for organizations serving youth between 3-18 years old.

Kid Sport BC

Grants for children ages 18 and under to participate in a sport season of their choice.

McConnell Foundation

Grants to support innovative approaches to social, cultural, economic and environmental challenges.

Nike N7 Fund

Grants to support Indigenous sport-focused projects and activities.

Right to PLAY Program

Support and training for the Promoting Life-skills in Aboriginal Youth (PLAY) Program.

Royal Bank of Canada

A variety of community grant opportunities.

ViaSport Grant Funding Programs

Various sport-related grant opportunities.

Healthy Living Grants

Northern Indigenous Health

Supporting community-based health and wellness initiatives.

Breakfast Club of Canada

Funding for breakfast programs offered to school-aged children and youth during the school year.

DASH Healthy Living Grants

Support for school districts and First Nations and/or independent schools, based on a shared vision from DASH, Healthy Schools BC, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education.

Farm to Cafeteria Canada

Farm to school grants, designed to establish or enhance efforts to bring more local harvest to schools in a salad bar meal service.

Island Health Food Security HUBS

Building capacity and empowering communities to build community food security on Vancouver Island.

Northern Health

IMAGINE Community Grants – various community health grant opportunities.

Nutrition Link Society

Grants to support and sponsor food security projects through nutritional education and food skill building for vulnerable British Columbia residents.

President’s Choice Nutrition Grants

Support to provide higher quality nutrition for children and youth.

Plan H

Various community grant opportunities from BC Healthy Communities.

Vancouver Coastal Health Promotion Grants

Support for not-for-profit orgs to respond to emergent community and organizational health promotion needs.

Reduction of Tobacco Misuse Grant

Tobacco Timeout Challenge

A 24-hour quitting challenge with $250 incentive.

Supporting Healthy Pregnancies Grants

BCAAFC Doulas for Aboriginal Families Grant Program

Funding to pay for prenatal, birthing, and postpartum doula services for expectant Aboriginal mothers and families living in BC.

British Columbia

BC Gaming Grants

Community Gaming Grants support eligible not-for-profit organizations that deliver community programs that benefit the citizens of BC.

Foundation/Community/General Grants

Aviva Community Fund

Awarded to organizations that bring people in their community together.

Canadian Women’s Foundation

Grants for programs designed for women and girls who face multiple barriers.

Civic Info Community Grants

A research tool to help you find applicable community grants by subject and grant provider.

Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation

Supplying grants to individuals with the goal of developing First Nations youth as future community leaders.

Kitimat Foundation

Funds for projects or programs, equipment, or resources that are shown to benefit the communities of Kitimat and/or Kitimaat Village.

Island Coastal Economic Trust

Funding for communities, First Nations, and other orgs to support economic development and investment readiness.

Nanaimo Foundation

Funding for qualified community projects demonstrating basic sustainability.

New Relationship Trust

Supporting First Nations with funding in the areas of Governance, capacity, Education, Language & Culture, Youth & Elders, and Economic Development.

Northern Development Initiatives Trust

Working with communities, First Nations, and others to build a stronger North.

Plan H

Various community grant opportunities from BC Healthy Communities.

Prince George Community Foundation

Grants addressing critical issues and opportunities in Health, Art and Culture, Social Services, Environment Education, Sports and Recreation.

S’cool Life Fund

Funding projects for students aligned with DREAMS – Drama, Recreation, Extra-Curricular, Arts, Music or Sports.

Southern Interior Development Initiative

Grants to support projects that will have long-lasting and measurable regional benefits for the Southern Interior.

Terrace Community Foundation

Grants for projects that provide a service to the community, or resolve a community challenge.

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

Grants supporting a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary focus on environmental education and green space programs.

Telus Community Investment

Funding programs that focus on youth success, health and education, technological innovation, and defined, measurable social outcomes.

United Way Lower Mainland

Various grant and funding opportunities.

Scholarship Opportunities

Aboriginal Learning Links

Links to major scholarships and bursaries for BC First Nations Students.

Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool

A searchable list of 688 bursaries, scholarships and incentives across Canada.

New Relationship Trust Foundation

Scholarships and bursaries for Indigenous students.


Indigenous bursaries, scholarships, and awards.

Health Sciences Association

Scholarships and bursaries in the Health Sciences field, including an Indigenous-specific stream.

Scholarships CanadaA searchable scholarships portal.

*Many colleges and universities in BC have scholarship opportunities for Indigenous students that we’ve only listed one per region above.

University of Victoria

Indigenous students can apply for financial support in the form of scholarships and bursaries.

University of British Columbia

Dedicated scholarships, bursaries, and awards for Indigenous students.

University of Northern British Columbia

Awards and financial aid for Indigenous students.

Coast Mountain College

Various awards and bursaries.

Simon Fraser University

Financial assistance opportunities for Indigenous students.

Thompson Rivers UniversityNational, provincial, and local funding opportunities for Indigenous students.