Seed Grants – Cycle 5

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All Together – Spreading the Seeds of Community Innovation.


The Compassionate Communities movement in BC is gaining momentum more than ever! Building on the success of the 2022 Compassionate Communities Symposium, “All Together – Fostering Resilient Compassionate Communities through Connection and Inspiration”, BCCPC has focused Cycle 5 of the Seed Grants program on All Together – Spreading the Seeds of Community Innovation.

The Seed Grant program is an opportunity for community organizations to embrace the compassionate communities approach and develop innovative programs and services that support people affected by aging, serious illness, caregiving, grief and bereavement.

Applications are now closed.

Grant Amount: up to $5000 per project

Grant Term: up to 10 months, starting from March 1, 2023

Additional support: BC Centre for Palliative will offer consultation support to the grant recipients to help them with the implementation and evaluation of the funded projects, access to networking and exchange with other organizations and coaching, as needed.

Application Deadline: December 30, 2022

Eligible applicants:

Applicants MUST be non-profit community organizations registered in B.C. and provide direct support services for isolated or frail older adults, persons with serious illnesses and those at the end of their lives, as well as their families (the target populations).

Before you apply

Read the Grant Guidelines as it provides important information about eligibility, target populations, funding priorities, application evaluation criteria, award restrictions, award disbursement, support and expectations for awardees.

Eligible project goals:

The aim of this grant is to assist non-profit organizations across the province to initiate, adapt, or continue to deliver critical community‐based supports for isolated or frail older adults and those living with or dying from serious illnesses, and their families.

Funding priority areas:

Eligible projects MUST address one of the following priorities for this funding cycle:

1. provide practical, psychosocial and/or spiritual support services to the target population. For example: grief and bereavement support, companionship, social connectedness, spiritual support, and respite care.

2. enhance public awareness of and engagement in advance care planning. Organizations interested in advance care planning projects MUST complete the BCCPC’s training curriculum, use the toolkit for Community-led Advance Care Planning Sessions for the Public and offer at least three (3) sessions during the project


Complete the online application form no later than December 30, 2022.

The online application form allows you to:

    • View the full application before starting to be aware of all requirements
    • Complete the application in stages, returning to it later (click ‘Save and Continue Later’ button at the bottom of the form)
    • Email yourself a copy of the completed application for your records

Once you click SUBMIT, you will no longer be able to add to or change your application.

If you experience any problems with the online form, please email

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