Purpose and Intention
BC’s community social services sector experienced significant and unfunded expenses as a result of moving to virtual and remote service-delivery during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Providing safe and accessible supports and services has become more necessary and more challenging than ever before.
The Community Social Services Technology Fund will provide grant funding to community social service organizations to offset the added IT costs of adapting to new ways of working and delivering services. It can also provide grant funding for purchasing laptops, equipment, and covering IT costs related to increasing your clients’ access to virtual supports, learning opportunities, and employment.
Supporting Organizations and Clients
There are two different grant streams an organization may apply for: Support for Organizational Technology and Support for Client Technology. You may apply for both grants streams, and you may be awarded grants for both grant streams. If you decide to apply for both grant streams, you must do so via one combined application.
The Community Social Services Technology Fund will be governed by an advisory committee and administered by The Federation of Community Social Services of BC.