Community branch grants

Grants to help local communities thrive.


Funding support for smaller projects

To support

Community-based initiatives working towards one of our three focus areas

Initiatives we prioritize.

Through community branch grants, Vancity branches sponsor initiatives in their surrounding neighbourhood and community. Funding is focused on partnerships in these areas:

Financial health & inclusion

Helps create safe and stable employment opportunities through education and entrepreneurship skills, and increases access to resources such as financial education, safe banking, and digital literacy.

Climate resilience & carbon reduction

Helps communities adapt to climate change impacts, increases climate literacy, promotes equitable participation in decision-making, and reduces exposure to climate-related shocks.

Reconciliation & racial equity

Helps equity-deserving groups (like Indigenous and other racialized groups) break down systemic barriers and build communities.


The following types of organizations are eligible for community branch grants:

  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • First Nation governments
  • Indigenous organizations
  • Co-operatives
  • Labour unions
  • Social enterprises

How to apply.

Download and fill in the application form and drop it off at your local branch.