In December 2021, Community Living BC (CLBC) launched a one-time Community Inclusion Innovation Fund for anyone in B.C. currently engaged in work to advance inclusion.
The goal of the Innovation Fund is to provide funding to support creative initiatives that challenge all of us to do things more effectively, build on lessons learned during COVID-19, innovate service delivery, support the rollout of CLBC’s new L.I.F.E.-based service, and advance work from the Re-Imagining Community Inclusion Committee.
People were invited to apply for grants of $5,000 up to $100,000 between December 7, 2021 and January 31, 2022.
In total, CLBC received close to seventy-five applications by January 31, 2022. The evaluation committee had to make tough choices from the applications submitted given the wealth of ideas and initiatives intended to support people to connect to their communities in more meaningful ways. All grant applicants have been notified by CLBC’s head office of the evaluation committee’s decisions.
You can find the list of the nineteen projects receiving a Community Inclusion Innovation Fund grant on our website here. Recipients have until April 2024 to complete their projects. Each project is required to submit a report outlining learnings from the project so data, information and experience can be shared across the province.