NOW OPEN: Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund

Grants available!Welcome to 12/12/12, Funds Fans!  Today we have news that the Vancouver Sun Children’s Foundation is accepting applications from registered charities in British Columbia that directly serve the needs of children and youth (up to 18 years) with special challenges. Grants range from $100 to $5000 and recommendations are made by the Vancouver Foundation’s Children, Youth and Families Advisory Committee whose members have knowledge and experience in the fields of children’s physical, mental and emotional health.

Eligible applicants are B.C. registered charities and other qualified donees under the Income Tax Act. They must demonstrate fiscal responsibility and effective management. Grants are not made to individuals or businesses.  The application is on-line.

Note: If your school has more immediate needs that Sun readers may be able to help with, such as winter coats, school supplies, boots or food, please send an email to and they’ll add you to their ‘schools in need’ map.

Also, for Post-Secondary Scholarships for students with disabilities, check our post from yesterday$2,500 to $5,000 available.  Deadline to apply is December 16th, 2012.

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