Building and Capital Support Grants

These grants support energy retrofits, repairs and improvements to increase safety of community-purpose buildings actively used for seniors services, activities and events (such as seniors halls and/or centres).

Energy Improvements

Energy improvements aim to conserve or generate energy and must show a positive return on investment. Eligible costs include items like the following:

  • Costs associated with the purchase and installation of alternative and renewable energy generation systems, such as:
    • Air source heat pumps
    • Solar systems
  • Costs associated with improving energy conservation and efficiency such as upgrades to:
    • Air Sealing
    • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning
    • LED lighting
    • Insulation
    • Domestic hot water
    • Thermostat and other contrils

Building Repairs and Improvements

Building repairs and improvements aim to restore a building envelope, its structural building components or address safety/accessibility issues.

  • Costs associated with restoring a building envelope such as:
    • Exterior finishing
    • Roofs
    • Doors
    • Windows
  • Costs associated with restoring structural components such as:
    • Footings
    • Foundations
    • Posts and beams
    • Roof structure
  • Costs associated with improving safety such as:
    • Accessibility enhancements
    • Creation of outdoor program/activity space
    • Mould or radon remediation

Eligible applicants (Eligible Applicants) include registered non-profits, First Nations communities and local governments from the Columbia Basin Trust region. Eligible Applicants must own the specific venue, defined as a building that is actively used for seniors programs, activities and events. Local non-profit seniors-serving organizations that have long-standing leases or operating agreements in place with local governments and First Nations communities that own the hall or centre are also eligible to apply.

This Program may prioritize applications that:

  • include a completed building inspection or engineering design; and
  • are for buildings older than 10 years.

This program is closed.

After submission and review of the Expressions of Interest, our Program Advisor is available to support Eligible Applicants to further develop their project scope and funding applications.

This program is closed.

After submission and review of the Expressions of Interest, our Program Advisor is available to support Eligible Applicants to further develop their project scope and funding applications.