Grant Programs

Access4All Barrier Buster Grants

The Rick Hansen Foundation is excited to announce its latest granting program, the Access4All Canada150 Signature Project, which invites any school, municipality or community group that is a registered Canadian charitable organization and who shares a our vision of a more accessible and inclusive Canada to apply for a Access4All Barrier Buster grant.

With funding support from the Government of Canada, the Rick Hansen Foundation will grant $1.7 million dollars to schools and community groups to help Canadians complete infrastructure improvement projects and awareness building events in their communities. These Barrier Buster projects will help remove physical barriers in schools and communities spaces and create awareness about accessibility all across Canada.

Access4All grant applications are now closed. If you’ve applied for an Access4All Barrier Buster grant, you’ll be notified of your application’s status by May 31, 2017. 

Quality of Life Grants

Since 2003, the Rick Hansen Foundation has provided accessibility solutions for people with disabilities in the form of Quality of Life grants. Over 1,200 grants have supported accessible playgrounds, home modifications, adaptive devices, recreation programs, exercise equipment, and therapy projects among others, which have provided greater independence and inclusion for thousands of people living with disabilities.

Please note that the Quality of Life grant program is currently on hiatus. Updates on the status of the Quality of Life program will be provided here as they become available.