The Community Social Services Training Fund

Purpose and Intention

The intention of the Community Social Services Training Fund (CSSTF) is to disburse grants to organizations delivering community-based social services in British Columbia. This funding will support broad and inclusive training and development efforts that address foundational knowledge and core skill needs—including leadership and management—throughout the community social services sector.

A guiding principle of this training fund is that organizations are empowered and supported to assess for themselves the training and development they most need. The CSSTF Advisory Committee has balanced this goal with the reality of managing a large-scale training fund in an organized and timely way in the middle of a global pandemic.

As of April 2021, organizations can apply for both the Support for Certification/Education Individual Grant (now with funding of up to $15,000) and the Organizational Training Grant (with funding of up to $10,000 or $20,000 depending on organization size). You no longer need to choose between the two funding streams—one of each grant stream can be awarded to an organization each fiscal year.