Monday, August 11, 2014

Community Enhancement Grant Process now open

For those Community Groups seeking financial assistance from the City of Prince Rupert, the time to submit those applications has arrived.

Applications for the 2015 Community Enhancement Grants Program are now being received by the City, with a wide range of information regarding the grans and the process involved posted to the City of Prince Rupert website.

The Grants that are available in the community for 2015 include Cash grants, special grants, services in kind and inventory from civic sources.

Those applications with the best opportunity of approval from the City will provide a number benefits to the community, some of the key aspects for consideration include applications which:

Strengthen and enhance the well being of the community
Promote Volunteering
Address Community Needs
Improve the Community's ability to identify needs and implement self-help programs
Promote Cultural, Recreational and Social Understanding
Be sponsored by a local not-for-profit organization

Those applying for Community Enhancement Grants should be aware of some of the following items of note for the Application process.

Preference may be given to those applicants who partner with other service providers in the community, request seed money to launch a program, activity or event, rather than requesting ongoing financial support and have minimal or no paid staff.

Any group in the Community that fits the criteria for the Grant process can apply for the four types of Grants available:

Seed Grants
Programs and Services 

You can review the full information sheet and application form regarding Community Enhancement Grants from the city's website.

A short backgrounder on the process can be found here.

The Deadline for Applications is September 12, 2014.

The City anticipates notifying applicants as to the status of the Grant requests by December 31st of 2014.

More information on the Community Enhancement Grant process can be obtained from the City at 250-627-0939

For more items of interest from Prince Rupert City Hall see our archive page here.

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