Seed Grants

Seed Grants

Cycle 3 applications open to B.C. non-profit organizations supporting people affected by serious illness


The BC Centre for Palliative Care (BC CPC) is delighted to announce the third funding cycle of Seed Grants.

Up to 30 applicants will be awarded grants to support the creation and spread of Compassionate Communities across British Columbia.

Eligible applicants are B.C.-based non-profit organizations that have a passion and a vision to improve the everyday experiences of people living with serious illness or near end of life, and their family caregiver into bereavement.

Eligible projects must address at least one of BC CPC’s priorities:

  • enhance public awareness of and engagement in Advance Care Planning;
  • enhance public awareness and understanding of palliative care;
  • promote or create circles of support for people with serious illness, or who are at end of life, as well as their families.

Grants are for up to a maximum of $5,000 per project over eight months, starting from Aug. 1, 2017. 

In addition to funding, BC CPC offers training and coaching, access to implementation and evaluation tools, and resources for eligible organizations.

In the two previous funding cycles of seed grants, 34 non-profit organizations received funding and support for 43 projects, with half of these projects based in rural, remote or First Nations communities.

If you are interested to apply and have a specific project idea aligned with the BC CPC’s priorities, please use Application A form.

If you are interested to apply and would like to implement any of the project ideas offered by the BC CPC for this funding cycle, please use Application B form.


  • Letters of intent are due June 16, 2017. Letters of intent are not binding for application, and are used solely for registration purposes. There is no approval on letters of intent, so filling out grant applications can start immediately.
  • Complete applications are due June 30, 2017

Please see the Seed Grant Guidelines and informational presentations for more information about Cycle 3 such as: Benefits, Eligibility, Exclusion, Funding Priorities, Application Types, Application Evaluation Criteria, Award Restrictions, Award Disbursement, Support and Expectations for Applicants and Awardees.

We recommend that you refer to FAQs for commonly asked questions about Seed Grant funding. Should you have other questions, please contact

This information will help you prepare your application:

Download this PowerPoint presentation to learn about the Logic Model.

Narrated presentation explaining the Compassionate Communities Initiative and the Seed Grant program.

Application documents


Seed Grants – Cycle 1 and 2 Recipients

In 2016, the first two cycles of funding were awarded to 34 hospice societies across the province.  Read more about the recipients and their projects.

The Seed Grant Program is funded using a grant from the B.C. Ministry of Health and presented in partnership with BC Hospice and Palliative Care Association.