Organizational Capacity funding provided through the Federal Government, provides core dollars to support key positions within the Friendship Centres and to help cover costs of core expenses such as rent, utilities, ED Travel, etc. Friendship Centres must be members of both the BCAAFC and the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) to be eligible to apply for this funding.
Each year Friendship Centres will submit an Annual Action Plan, and quarterly reporting reflecting the work being done, and support provided to the Centre from the Organizational Capacity funding.
Program & Services
Program & Services is project based funding for all Friendship Centres in BC that submit a qualified and approved project proposal.
Covering six individual project streams of Community Wellness, Vulnerable Populations, Outreach, Transition Services, Youth, & Women’s programming the goal of P&S is to fund and support activities that will allow Indigenous organizations to serve clients, and to deliver effective culturally appropriate programs/services to urban Indigenous peoples as well as invest in local stakeholder coalitions across Canada. P&S will fund projects that support new and existing general programs and services that serve urban Indigenous peoples that address locally-identified issues, provided that they are not already funded or eligible to be funded by other departments or government.
The 2018/19 fiscal is the first full year of Program & Services funding. Check back in the fall for updates on success stories and updates on Friendship Centre projects.