Reach for Success Bursary Application

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Are you working towards a goal but there’s an expense getting in your way? The Reach for Success Bursary can provide you with up to $500 to overcome barriers you might face in achieving your goals. Reach for Success Bursary winners have used the money to pay for photography lessons, driving lessons, yoga memberships, sports team fees, technology, Canadian citizenship applications, BCIDs, certifications like FoodSafe and Serving it Right, and even dental work. If you need money for anything you don’t see listed here, get in touch with us and we’ll do what we can to help!  

NOTE: This bursary will be sent directly to the program/activity. It cannot be released directly to successful applicants. Bursary money can take up to 6 weeks to reach the designated organization. Post-secondary courses and supplies will not be accepted – please see our Education Achievement Bursary.


  1. You are a youth in care or former youth in care in BC  
  2. You have a cumulative total of 1 year in government care (CCO, VCO, TCO, SNA, YAG, Extended Family Placements) 
  3. You are between the ages of 14-24 

Please download our handy checklist to make sure you have everything you need before you start the form. You will not be able to save the form and come back to it.

If you have any questions, please contact Taylor at

Personal Information

When we talk about care experience at the Fed, we mean that at some point between the ages 0 and 19 you had accessed services from the Ministry of Children and Family Development or a Delegated Aboriginal Agency. This includes Foster Homes, Group Homes, Child and Youth Mental Health Services, Addiction Facilities, Community Living BC, Custody Centres, Youth Agreements, Independent Living Agreements, Extended Family Placements, or Homelessness. If you're not sure about your care experience, you can mark "I don't know," and a staff member will follow up with you.

Contact Information

Include any unit number or PO box.

What are you requesting funds for?

Tell us about the program, service or activity you want to do.

Please provide a paragraph or two.

Supporting Documents

Please attach the documents below. Be sure to hit 'Upload' after you select the file or it will not attach.

From a teacher, advisor, counselor, worker, employer, family member or other supportive person. The letter should be from within the last year or so.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg png txt pdf doc docx odt.
From the Ministry of Children and Family Development or Delegated Aboriginal Agency to confirm your care status and time in care.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg png txt pdf doc docx odt.
The image can be from a website, brochure or other source of information about the program/support/professional.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx.


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