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February 6, 2020, 9:45 am

Poverty Reduction Planning & Action Program

Union of British Columbia Municipalities

VICTORIA - Provincial funding to combat poverty is available to local governments through the Poverty Reduction Planning & Action Program. The intake deadline is February 28, 2020. This program has two funding streams: one to support the development or updating of plans that address poverty, and another that funds poverty reduction projects. 

Applications to both streams must support new initiatives and involve key sectors of the community, including community-based poverty reduction organizations, people with lived experience of poverty, businesses, local First Nations and/or Indigenous organizations. 

Poverty reduction planning is eligible for up to $25,000, and poverty reduction projects are eligible for up to $50,000.  Further program details can be found on UBCM’s website or by emailing UBCM.

The Province has provided $5 million over three years to this funding program which will assist local governments in playing a central role in developing local solutions to reduce poverty in their communities.

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