Project Shop Class Safety Grants may be provided to provincial high schools that demonstrate an active, collaborative approach with post-secondary training providers and industry; and/or who could demonstrate a desire and capacity to develop new and innovative approaches to increasing participation in shop/trades training in their school.

Project Shop Class Safety Grants will be awarded to successful applicants for the purchase of eye and ear personal protective equipment. (Maximum grants of $250 per teacher.)

To be eligible to apply for funding, the applicant must represent a school or school board within British Columbia and be classified as a qualified donee as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency.

Please consider the following requests when preparing your application for Project Shop Class grant funding.

  • Does the School/District currently have a trades training strategy?
  • Is the School/District interested in innovative and creative approaches to increasing safety awareness in shop/trades training including industry led Safety Talks in the classroom?
  • The School/District acknowledges that the focus of the 2017 Project Shop Class Grant is to provide Eye and Ear Personal Protective gear for shop classes.

We are not currently accepting applications for this grant.

Please sign up for granting updates on the Granting home page.


Shop Class Teachers:  Please ensure you are able to provide the name of your school district representative who will approve receipt of this grant.

School Districts and Administrators:  Please be prepared with the names of all teachers you are applying on behalf of.

Once you begin the application process, you cannot save your work—please make sure you have all the necessary information on hand before you start.


Funding applications will be reviewed by Foundation Staff and our volunteer team of advisors, which is composed of construction industry professionals from across the province. Final approval will be made by the executive directors of the Foundation Board.

By applying, you consent to and acknowledge that the Construction Foundation of BC may share information about the application and/or your organization with our staff, donors, advisors and community partners.

Should you be successful in receiving a Project Shop Class grant from the Construction Foundation of BC, you consent to and acknowledge that the granting detail will be made public and shared on our website.

A follow up report on outcomes of the grant will be required one year after receipt of funds.


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