The header graphic shows 6 pictures. From left to right: A mother pushes her baby in a stroller. A lady in a wheelchair takes a book off a library shelf. A lady pulls her luggage up a ramp. A blind man uses a cane down a hallway. A nice stone ramp leading into a public building. And a man walks with a seeing eye dog.

Funding Opportunities

There are many possibilities for funding MUTN projects in your community. Don’t only think about disability or senior specific funding. Go after other funding like infrastructure or tourism funding and dovetail your MUTN project into it.

One community has found money funding that will help build accessible walkways that will increase tourism. They are using funds that assist pine beetle affected areas.One community is using infrastructure money as they revitalize their downtown area and ensure that universal design is taken into account.

Funding Source Links:

  • Civic Info BC
    • The grants database on the CivicInfo BC website lists only grants available to BC local governments, and it does not include grant opportunities for other community-based groups.
  • Community Futures
    • Grants for community-based organizations
    Seniors' Housing & Support Initiative
    • Grants of up to $20,000 are available to communities who are planning initiatives or community projects focused on age-friendly communities and the ability of seniors to age in place. The deadline to apply is November 16th, 2012
  • Spinal Cord Injury - BC - Bursary Funds for Students SCI-BC has bursaries of up to $3,000 for qualifying students.

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