Thursday, January 14, 2016

Prince Rupert Port Authority opens Community Investment Fund process for 2016

The Prince Rupert Port Authority is
currently accepting applications for its
Community Investment Fund

(photo from PRPA website)
With funding for local community groups a key discussion topic these days, there was a timely reminder this week from the Prince Rupert Port Authority that the application period for its 2016 Community Investment Fund is now open.

Local residents with projects or initiatives that might be looking for some financial support, will want to check out the full overview of background information related to the fund, which provides financial assistance to those groups that meet the criteria that has been set by the Port.

The Fund is designed to assist those initiatives that are broad in scope and community based, as well as ones which offer a meaningful impact and long term benefits in Prince Rupert and the surrounding region.

Funding will be provided to groups or proponents which best outline how they plan to leverage funding from other sources and are projects which are environmentally sound.

Applications are limited to those proponents that are located in the Prince Rupert area.

The preferred initiatives that the Port will consider include those projects which improve and enhance the cultural, educational, health and welfare, as well as civic aspects of life in the Prince Rupert area.

“The ability to partner with local organizations and provide new services and equipment that benefits thousands of people every year is something we cherish as an organization,” ... “In many cases the beneficiaries are volunteer societies, who have already spent countless hours organizing and fundraising to make these projects possible. We look forward to growing our list of partners even further in 2016.”  -- Maynard Angus, Community Relations Manager for the Port of Prince Rupert.

Further background on this years application  process can be found here.

Since it was created in 2009, the Community Investment Fund has provided funding of over 2.5 million dollars for over 30 projects in the region.

Last year, the Port contributed $680,000 to community initiatives in the Prince Rupert area.

Some groups/organizations or initiatives that have benefited from the fund in recent years include:

Oldfield Creek Fish Hatchery -- Salmon Education and Stewardship Centre
Lester Centre for the Arts -- new stage floor and carpet
Prince Rupert Marine Rescue Society -- new rescue craft
District of Port Edward -- community playground, ball field and park upgrades
Prince Rupert Library -- modernization project

A look back at some of the other Community Investment money delivered by Prince Rupert Port Authority in recent years can be found here.

You can review the background and requirements of your application and learn more about how to make your submission to the fund here.

The Deadline for submissions for the 2016 Community Investment Fund period is February 26th, applications should be directed to the attention of Maynard Angus, Manger, Community Relations for the Prince Rupert Port Authority.

For more items related about the Prince Rupert Port Authority see our Archive page here.

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