Grant Programs

BC Access Grants

Organizations that have been rated through the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility CertificationTM (RHFAC) program can apply for funding of up to $20,000 to complete an accessibility improvement project through the BC Access Grants Program until December of 2018.

Thanks to support from the Province of British Columbia, any non-profit or for-profit commercial, institutional, or multi-family residential building within BC that has completed an RHFACTM rating can apply for funding.

Check out our BC Access Grants Program page for more details.

Access4All Barrier Buster Grants

Through the Rick Hansen Foundation Access4All Canada150 Signature Project, RHF granted $1.7 million dollars to schools and community groups to help Canadians complete infrastructure improvement projects and awareness building events in their communities for Canada’s 150th birthday. These Barrier Buster projects are helping remove physical barriers in schools and communities spaces and create awareness about accessibility all across Canada.

See the full list of Barrier Buster Projects.

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.