Grants & Special Funding

School Grants & Funding Opportunities

Searching for school grant opportunities can be a time consuming process and takes away from time spent in the classroom. That is why we’ve brought together a collection of various health and wellness related school grant opportunities from various organizations from all over the province into one convenient location. If you find anything not listed here, please share it with us so we can update this page! Email it to

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S’cool Life Fund

We support DREAMS – Drama, Recreation, Extra-Curricular, Arts, Music, or Sports. Schools that have been successful in receiving a grant have amazed us with their applications for projects reaching the most children with the most interesting things – S’Cool does not look to fund core academic subjects, but instead those areas that fall outside of the core curriculum but are no less important for a child’s development.

• Each school is limited to one grant application per school year.
• The average grant is under $5,000. A limited number of projects will be funded at $10,000. • The application period runs from September 15 to December 31.
• Grant announcements will be posted on the website in the spring.
• Cheques will be presented the following September.
• All communication with S’Cool will be via email. Please ensure that your email address is correct on the application.
• If you are unable to fill out the on line application, you may request a hard copy by writing to the address.

Breakfast for Learning’s Nutrition Program Grants

Provide funds directly to communities who want to start or improve the quality of a nutrition program. Grants are provided to partially fund food, equipment or staffing.
Who can apply? Applications are accepted from Canadian schools and community-based groups wishing to establish or enhance breakfast, snack or lunch programs for children and youth.
How do I apply? To apply for a grant, you must submit a formal written grant application to Breakfast for Learning. At the end of each funding period, programs must submit a progress report.
Don’t forget! Grant application must be completed in full before a request can be considered.
The application deadline for Nutrition Program Grants in BC is _____________
New funding criteria: Program must operate a minimum of 3 days per week Program must serve a minimum of 45 students or 20% of the school population (for example, if the school population is 200 of which 40 students participate in the nutrition program, you would be eligible for funding) Program must be registered on Breakfast for Learning’s Online Club and complete a program profile

Bell’s Connected to Communities program

Bell expects its social investments to have a positive, measurable impact. To that end we partner with organizations which share our company’s values, deliver programs that align with our policy, have clearly defined social goals, and demonstrate results. Within the program, Bell focuses particularly on projects that enhance the health of children and youth. Connected to Communities represents our belief that Canada’s future is directly tied to opportunities we make possible today—ensuring that children have the means to become all they can be. Our support for children’s hospitals and pediatric innovations are leading to major advances in healthcare for the young. Our partnerships with organizations offering kids the opportunity to participate in hockey, soccer and snowboarding are raising the bar for community sport. We are making an important difference in the lives of children who are lonely, vulnerable and afraid, through Kids Help Phone. We are enhancing online safety and helping make learning faster and more fun through our ongoing commitment to youth and technology. And we are active supporters of innovative programs that encourage and enable kids to stay in school.

True Sport Community Fund

The True Sport Community Sport Fund will help communities increase inclusion and accessibility in new or existing sport programs for children and youth, aged four to seventeen, from low income, Aboriginal and new Canadian families. Communities across Canada will benefit from $5,000 grants and $25,000 grants.

Although all communities are eligible, greater priority will be given to those in Yukon, North West Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador.

Those applications that show long-term sustainability and legacy potential and are able to impact the greatest number of people in a community will also be given priority. These grants will be awarded to community organizations, teams or clubs that demonstrate in their application how a True Sport Community Sport Fund grant will increase accessibility and promote inclusion for community-based youth in sport programs.

Sport Chek’s Power of Sport For Kids Program

This Program is made possible by the commitment of The Forzani Group Foundation
The intent of The Power of Sport for Kids Program is to provide groups of underprivileged, disadvantaged and at-risk children who may not otherwise have access to sporting equipment with the sporting equipment that they need to give them the opportunity to play and enjoy sports. The Program Sponsors will work with selected the organizations to develop a sporting goods wish list that would have the most impact to the children.

To be eligible to participate, your organization must meet the following criteria:
• must be a community group, non-profit agency or school
• work with disadvantaged or at-risk children between the ages of 5-18 years
• incorporate a recreation program into their curriculum
• have some private funding as part of overall budget (not be 100% government funded)
• be invited to participate by a representative of The Forzani Group Ltd.
• your organization meets the following detailed Program Guidelines (PDF)

Healthy Schools BC Health and Learning School Grants

Please visit the Healthy Schools BC Health and Learning School Grants page for a complete list of grant opportunities.

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Target Audiences:
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