Monday, March 27, 2017

Local community organization offers two funding opportunities for North Coast residents

The Prince Rupert Regional Community Foundation is now accepting applications for two Funding opportunities for 2017.

One the organizations annual call for submissions from the community and the second a special grant opportunity in celebration of Canada's 150th birthday.

The Annual Community Grant opportunity deadline is this Friday March 31st, with the Foundation seeking applicants that address the following areas:

Relief of poverty 
Educational needs 
Social welfare and health issues 
Programs for aged 
Programs for the disabled 
Preservation and protection of environment 
Advancement of the arts 
Prevention of delinquency
Prevention of substance abuse

The way the Community Foundation approaches its grant funding is to provide money towards the acquisition or repair of fixed or tangible assets, funding is not designed to be delivered towards ongoing programs or general operating expenses.

An example of the form of funding that has been provided in the past can be found here, while the 2017 Grant application form can be examined here.

Since its creation the Prince Rupert Community Foundation has delivered funding for a number of community initiatives. With over 53,000 dollars in funding provided over the last seven years, any non profit organization or project is encouraged to submit an application for this years funding opportunities.

The Second Grant program comes from the Community Foundations of Canada Fund which celebrates the nation's 150th Anniversary of Confederation.

The criteria for funding for that opportunity can be reviewed below
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More notes on the eligibility process can be viewed here.

The application process is explained here.

A more comprehensive background about the fund is available here.

Funding opportunities range from $100 to $15,000 dollars, the exact amount to be awarded for North Coast applications will be determined at the local level by the Prince Rupert Regional Community Foundation.

The deadline for the Community Foundations Grant is July 1st, 2017.

To help fund programs for the future, the community can also become involved with the organization by making a tax deductible gift of any amount, any donations can be forwarded to the Foundation at Box 66, Prince Rupert BC, V8J 3P4

If you wish to discuss themes related to either fund opportunity or on other notes about what the foundation has to offer, you can contact them at

You can learn more about the work of the Prince Rupert Regional Community Foundation here.

For more Community Notes from around the North Coast see our archive page here.

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