Responsive Grants

Responsive grants are special grants that can be made by the board outside of the regular granting cycle.  In general, these are only awarded in an emergency, such as where the health and safety of Surrey Residents is in jeopardy, there is a compelling opportunity that may be missed, or there is a significant opportunity to leverage other monies, and these opportunities were not known in time for the regular annual granting cycle.

In order to accommodate these requests, the Surrey Homelessness and Housing Fund (SHAHF) has modest grants available to eligible organizations that demonstrate:

  • The funding request meets all of the goals and objectives of the regular granting program; and
  • There are no alternative sources of funds.

For more information, please read about our Responsive Grant Guidelines.

To apply, please contact Jen McCaffrey to discuss funding eligibility.

Email jennifer_mccaffrey@vancity.com or sandra_yip@vancity.com