Bridging The Gap To A Brighter Future

Providing financial grants to single mothers going back to school or enrolling in job training programs to help those determined to make a better life for themselves and their families.


The Fund is accessible to single mothers who are referred by select program partners. Applications are submitted through a secure online portal and are assessed on a case-by-case basis. The level of funding provided is determined by individual circumstances and is designed to remove funding gaps and barriers by providing integrated financial support.


What The Fund Can Cover

  • Childcare services to assist in accessing training or educational courses
  • Clothing (including uniforms, appropriate footwear)
  • Computer equipment (including internet & Wi-Fi costs)
  • Educational / training supplies
  • Food and essential supplies
  • Some basic health + hygiene costs (haircuts, glasses)
  • Transportation
  • Tutoring
  • Other costs may be considered on a case by case basis

FAQ

The SMSF is available for single mothers who are restricted by financial barriers yet have the resilience, desire, and determination to complete educational or job training programs. Applicant eligibility requirements include the following: see our Application Guidelines on our website for
full details:
• Be a resident of British Columbia, residing in the lower mainland
• Be a single mother able to demonstrate financial adversity
• Have primary course funding already in place unless there is a demonstrated gap

Applications will be completed jointly by the single mother applicant and an approved front-line organization working together. This ensures the application is successfully completed in full, and any required supporting documentation is provided. A front-line organization can be a community organization, educational institution, or job training program that has its own designated charitable organization number.

Applications are submitted online via the Cause We Care Foundation website. Applications must be filled out and submitted online (we do not accept hard copies). Have all information ready when the application process begins. Please complete the application in full and press “submit”.

There is currently not a stated minimum or maximum amount. Applications will be accepted and reviewed for all requests, given the unique circumstances of each applicant.

This letter would be from an individual not related to the applicant. Suggestions include a teacher, previous employer, associated front-line contact, counsellor – someone who can speak to the applicant’s character and demonstrated ability to overcome adversity

Applications will be reviewed, and a decision will be made within 30 days of the submission date.

A notification email will be sent to the referring frontline organization, who will inform the mother. If there are urgent timing parameters, please note on the application and we will do our best to expedite the evaluation process.

No. The progress report requirement will be determined by the review committee based on the unique circumstances of each successful grant. Generally, funding grants that cover expenses exceeding a 3-month period will require progress reports. Progress reports are located on the CWC website and will be completed jointly by the single mother grant recipient and the associated front-line organization.

Cheques will be payable to and delivered directly to the referring frontline organization for distribution to the successful applicant. Our foundation status does not allow for us to distribute funds directly to the mother.

Yes. An administration fee will be paid to the FLO for any approved grant request.

The Single Mothers Support Fund (SMSF) provides financial assistance for single mothers wishing to gain new, or update existing skills and qualifications. Eligible costs include tutoring, transportation and food costs, clothing (including uniforms, footwear), educational and training supplies (books, study supplies), registration fees, computer equipment, and childcare costs. This is not an exclusive list, and expenses deemed necessary for furthering training and educational programs will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Application Process

Step 1:

Please review the guidelines and checklist prior to starting your application

Guidelines and Checklist

Step 2:

This application will take approximately 45 minutes to complete and will auto save. Please make sure you have all required documentation ready before you start provided in the Guidelines and Checklist document.

Start Your Application