Community Partnerships BC Fires 2018

Throughout the recovery process, the Canadian Red Cross works in partnership with community organizations towards the relief, recovery and resilience building of communities affected by disasters.

Community Gathering Grants

As people returned to their homes and community, community events provided an opportunity to bring people together to reduce feelings of isolation, to celebrate resiliency and promote healing and recovery, and to share important information about available recovery services and supports.

The Community Partnerships Program provided grants for up to $5000 for community gatherings held before April 30, 2019. For a list of communities and organizations that received support for community gathering initiatives to support recovery, click here. Please note that the deadline has now passed.


Project Grants

Community organizations play a critical role in recovery from disasters by helping to identify needs and gaps in services, leading coordination of recovery initiatives, providing services for the most vulnerable, and building community resilience to future emergencies.

Project grants are available for non-profits, charities, and other community organizations working towards the relief and recovery of communities impacted by the 2018 British Columbia Fires.

Priority will be given to organizations that are providing critical services in all or the majority of the fire-impacted area, and that are recognized as lead agencies in their field.

The Community Partnerships Program team is here to help explain and guide you through the grant application process. Please contact us to discuss your idea before applying:

Overview for Project Grants

  • The Community Partnerships Program funds projects by community organizations working towards relief, recovery and resilience-building of those affected by the 2018 British Columbia Fires.
  • Please be aware that the assessment process generally takes approximately 3 months to complete. Applications for funding will be assessed in monthly rounds closing on the last day of each month. You may submit your application at any time however applications will be assessed in batches depending on the month they were submitted.
  • All Community Partnerships funding applications are assessed against standard criteria found in the program Guidelines: only applications that are eligible and that score well against the assessment criteria can be considered for funding.
  • The funding amount that you request should reflect what you need for your project. There is currently no minimum or maximum amount that may be requested.


If you are concerned you may be ineligible but have a strong rationale for your initiative or organization, or if you have any additional questions or need assistance, please contact us: