Living on Low Income
2021–2031 Poverty Reduction Plan to Reduce and Prevent Poverty in Richmond
On December 6, 2021, City Council adopted the 2021–2031 Collaborative Action Plan to Reduce and Prevent Poverty in Richmond, which will guide the City’s approach, in collaboration with the community, to reduce and prevent poverty in Richmond over the next ten years. This Plan sets out four strategic directions and 26 recommended actions to be completed over a 10 year period.
Living on Low Income
The City of Richmond is committed to ensuring residents living on low income are able to participate in all aspects of community life. To learn more about the Community resources, low cost, no cost programs and fee subsidy programs visit:
The Access Richmond guide highlights a range of City and community resources available to individuals and families living in Richmond. For a copy of the Access Richmond Guide, click on the printable PDF below.
Richmond Low Income Resource Directory
The Richmond Low Income Resource Directory was created by Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives and is housed on the Richmond Library website. It was created to make it easier to find free and affordable services in the community. Many of these services are offered in several languages. In this directory you will find:
1. Services that are free, at a low cost that changes depending on your income;
2. Services that are here in Richmond, or are easy for people living in Richmond to get; and
3. Information about goods and services that are not easily found in other directories or listings.
Fee Subsidy Programs for All Ages
Three financial assistance programs are available to provide financial support for low income community members to participate in programs and activities. Eligibility and guidelines vary for each program, please see the descriptions below or download this information sheet for more information about the individual programs.
Financial Assistance Program
Recreation Fee Subsidy Program
The Recreation Fee Subsidy Program provides financial support to eligible Richmond residents of all ages to access a wide range of cultural, parks and recreation programs and activities. For more information or to download a program application visit the Recreation Fee Subsidy Program webpage.
KidSport Richmond assists children and youth 18 years of age and under with the costs of registration fees for sports teams offered by local sport organizations and clubs that are affiliated with Sport BC. The goal is to ensure that all kids in need have access to the positive experience of sport and physical activity. KidSport believes that participation through sport provides a life-long opportunity for self-expression, goal setting, dedication, positive thinking and an increase in children's self-confidence. For more information or to apply, visit www.kidsport.ca/richmond or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canadian Tire Jumpstart
Canadian Tire Jumpstart provides funding to assist those 4 to 18 years old with access to physical activities, sport programs and services. Apply online at Canadian Tire Jumpstart, or call 604-247-4692 for more information.