Monday, January 23, 2017

Prince Rupert Port Authourty Community Investment Fund application process now open for 2017

The Prince Rupert Port Authority is
currently accepting applications for its
Community Investment Fund for 2017

(photo from PRPA website)
With funding for local community groups a key discussion topic these days, there was a timely reminder last week from the Prince Rupert Port Authority that the application period for its 2017 Community Investment Fund is now open.

Local residents with projects or initiatives that might be looking for some financial support, will want to explore what the PRPA has to offer when it comes to their Community Fund, which provides financial assistance to those groups that meet the criteria set out by the Port's application process.

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 and North Coast 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.

Further background on the fund and how to apply can be found here.

First created in 2009, the Community Investment Fund has provided funding of over 2.5 million dollars towards more than 35 projects across the region.

Last year, the Port made some significant contributions towards community initiatives in the Prince Rupert area.

Some groups/organizations or initiatives that have benefited from the fund in the last year include:

The Prince Rupert Ground Search and Rescue Society -- Equipment renewal
Prince Rupert Regional Hospital -- Bathing facility upgrades
Melakatla First Nation -- Health and Recreation 
Lax Kw'alaams -- Digital Connectivity and Recreation 
Prince Rupert Sunken Gardens -- Lighting and signage enhancements
Kitkatla -- Greenhouse development and Community Kitchen initiatives
North Coast Transition Society -- Creation of new space for counselling and meetings
Prince Rupert Rampage/Salvation Army -- Donations to Salvation Army programs

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 from that page as well.

The Deadline for submissions for the 2017 Community Investment Fund period is February 10th, 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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