Grants Program to National Voluntary Organizations

Public Safety Canada offers grants to national voluntary organizations (NVOs) that work in the area of criminal justice and whose objectives and activities support and promote the public safety mandate and priorities of the Department.

The Grants Program to National Voluntary Organizations (GP to NVOs) provides funding to NVOs who are active in the area of corrections, conditional release and/or community reintegration. The funding is meant to help these organizations maintain a national structure and cover core operating expenses, including salaries and benefits. The GP to NVOs provides a total of nearly $1.8M annually in the form of grants to organizations that meet program eligibility criteria.

The call for applications for the April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2025 funding cycle for the Grants Program to National Voluntary Organizations is now closed. The deadline to submit an application was September 27, 2019.

Eligibility Criteria

The criteria for receiving a grant under the program include the following:

How to apply

The following will be required of all applicants in order for the department to consider a grant application:

The Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness may request additional information such as copies of recent reports, conference proceedings and other documents produced by the applicant, if available.


Completed applications must be submitted electronically to The maximum file size limit for email attachments is 10Mb. Funding decisions are made based on a Departmental review and approval process. Applicants will be notified of the status of their respective applications upon completion of this process.

For more information

Please read carefully the Terms and Conditions of the Grant Program.

Please direct requests for assistance to:

Assistance is available to answer general questions.

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