Thriving Families Grants

The Thriving Families Grants support projects that build meaningful connections and create more livable communities for children, youth and families.

Ensuring children, youth and families have access to support and opportunities to connect with each other and their communities are priorities in the Columbia Basin Management Plan: Strategic Priorities 2020–2023.

Eligible projects are those that pilot new initiatives to make our communities more livable for children, youth and their families, including but not limited to projects that:

  • Create support networks, activities and events for children, youth and families to engage with each other and participate in their communities
  • Enhance life skills, workforce readiness, confidence and independence of young people aged 18-24 transitioning to adulthood
  • Address and/or prevent experiences of isolation or trauma, including but not limited to mental health challenges, substance use or violence
  • Support children, youth and their families with diverse abilities to feel included in and valued by their communities
  • Offer programs and activities that are culturally appropriate, inclusive and build intercultural and intergenerational connections

Projects broadly benefitting families, children and youth of all ages will be considered; however, of particular interest are projects that address gaps in current supports, including but not limited to:

  • Children in their early years (aged 0-5)
  • Children in their middle years (aged 6-12)
  • Young adults (aged 18-24)
  • Families with the above demographics.

Eligible applicants include registered non-profits, local governments and First Nations in the Basin region.

Applicants operating outside the Basin must demonstrate partnership with community-based organizations operating within the region and must show that the project benefits the Basin.

This program is closed.

This program is closed.

You will hear from us by the end of October and, if your EOI is selected for further consideration, invited to meet with Trust staff to complete the application process. Final funding decisions are expected by February 1, 2023.