Provincial Homelessness Grants


With funding provided through the Province, SPARC BC launched the Homelessness Community Action Grant program. This program is designed to support local action and knowledge about homelessness and its causes, increase public awareness and respond to gaps in services for people experiencing homelessness.

Since 2019, SPARC BC has received $12M in funding from the Province to support this work. To date more than 182 community-based research grants have been provided.

Funding provided through this initiative is designed to:
  • Build a deeper understanding of existing and emerging needs at the community level;
  • Understand or address specific needs for distinct populations experiencing homelessness;
  • Respond to gaps in the current spectrum of services and supports available to those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless;
  • Build capacity at the local level to better understand and respond to existing and emerging needs;
  • Support local innovation designed to foster positive outcomes at the individual and community level; and,
  • Address other needs or opportunities as identified by the community.


This initiative provides one-time funding for local planning and collaborative initiatives designed to better respond to the needs of those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Funding supports community-based action including demonstration projects, partnerships, research and other collaborative efforts.

If your organization would like to be considered for a Homelessness Community Action Grant, please download the Program Overview and Application Form.