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Local Grants Eligibility
and Applications

The local grant program provides financial assistance to community-based organizations across the country who are supporting caregiver directly. In 2023, we funded 110 local grants in 9 provinces.


It’s our goal to positively impact the lives of family caregivers in communities across the country by providing operational support for local programs providing the following resources:
  • Educational programs
  • Transportation
  • Meal assistance
  • Respite care
  • Emotional, financial and community support
  • Healthcare navigation to other types of vital assistance
To be considered for this grant, each applicant must:
  • Be a registered Canadian charity
  • Be supporting family caregivers at the community level
  • Have the capacity to develop or continue work that is applicable to care partners in your community


We are unable to consider applications for the following:
  • Advertising
  • A professional sports group or team
  • Endowment funds
  • Fundraising campaigns or events
  • Religious purposes, except secular programs provided by faith-based organizations that are open to any person, regardless of their religious beliefs and without the requirement of a belief in a specific faith to receive services
  • Sponsorship of an event
  • Support for a specific individual, caregiver or family
The Local grants are single year grants with a value of $7,500, and are accessible annually. Please note we are unable to extend a grant award or consider it beyond the year of award. We encourage applicants to factor sustainability into their project.


The 2024 Local Grant application portal will open for 5 weeks from August 23 and close on September 27 by 11:59 pm Mountain Standard Time. Application and review process:

  • Application portal opens
  • Charities review the application guideline and eligibility
  • Eligible charities complete and submit an application through the portal (no email applications permitted)
  • CareMakers reviews applications
  • Award notification
  • Payment to grant recipient
Application portal now closed

Still have questions? Please review our FAQs for grants

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