The Giving in Action Society – families can apply


The Giving in Action Society provides grants to families living in BC through two funds – the Family Independence Fund (FIF) and the Children and Youth with Special Needs Fund (CYSN). These grants enable families to stay together by addressing accessibility issues in their home and community. Since November 2006, the Giving in Action Society has granted $17,553,518 to 530 families across BC. Updates: 

  • Giving in Action expects to be able to provide CYSN funding throughout 2009, however due to a backlog of applications, we will not accept new CYSN Letters of Inquiry after February 1, 2009.  We are hopeful that the Fund will continue beyond 2009 however at this point, we want to ensure that families who currently have their applications in process are able to complete their projects or purchases.


  • Committee meetings in 2009 will occur on the 3rd Thursday of each month. The next Committee meeting is scheduled for January 15th and applications must be submitted before January 5th to be considered. 
  • Letter of Inquiries (first step to apply) can be found on our website, and once the applicant submits an LOI and receives an application, applicants have 6 months to submit a full application.

 For fund information, eligibility, or to apply go to

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