Funding Priorities

Projects that may be considered for funding must address key priorities along the continuum of needs related to homelessness and access to housing, including:

1)     Funding for projects that lead to the creation and/or retention of housing units including:

      • Transitional and short-term supportive housing units
      • Permanent or long-term supportive housing units
      • Affordable housing units

2)     Project funding for innovative homelessness prevention projects, including pilot projects that test               models of intervention and could include:

      • Addiction/Health Services
      • Homelessness Prevention
      • Employment Development 

3)     Sector capacity building and coordination initiatives that:

      • Create increased efficiency through service coordination among organizations
      • Promote collaboration to leverage increased funding from other source
      • increase sector knowledge and ability to respond to homelessness in Surrey

4)     Other  emerging needs that support the goals and objectives of the Surrey Homelessness and                      Housing Fund and/or the goals of the Surrey Master Plan For Housing the Homeless

5)     Other Requirements:

      • Project-based with clear start and end dates
      • demonstrate the need
      • target priority populations
      • Demonstrate financial viability and the potential for long-term sustainability
      • Demonstrate collaboration and thorough consultation with stakeholders
      • Leverage additional funding from government, business, and/or other funders.

Eligibility Criteria 

Organizations and projects that are eligible for funding include:

  1. Charitable organizations and registered societies, or for-profit entities that are working in partnership with a charitable organization and have a written agreement.
  2. Projects addressing issues and gaps related to homelessness and access to housing and that are based in and provide direct benefit to Surrey and Surrey residents.  Project must be physically located in Surrey. 

Organizations and projects that are not eligible for funding include:

      • Organizations without charitable tax status
      • Fundraising activities
      • Retroactive funding
      • Conferences
      • Deficit funding
      • Core operational funding
      • Ongoing program funding
      • Services or facilities that are not in compliance with municipal licensing and zoning requirements