Monday, August 14, 2017

One month window for Prince Rupert groups to submit applications for Community Grants

Non profit/Volunteer Community Groups in Prince Rupert have a little over thirty days to put together their application for funding from the City of Prince Rupert's Community Enhancement Grant process, with the deadline for applications for this years intake set for mid- September.

The annual call for applications sets in motion the decision making process for City staff and council members as they look to balance civic finances with community requests each year.

A guide to some of the community groups that have been assisted through the city's grant process can be found from the City's Annual Statement of Financial Information released each May.

The most recent listings, released earlier this year highlight the grant recipients as of December of 2016, with the City distributing over 1 million, 300 thousand dollars in funding that year.

An announcement from Friday (see here) outlined the scope of this years application process, the city is targeting January of 2018 as to when they will notify the successful applicants.

Completed application forms (available online here) must be completed in full with supporting documentation attached and submitted to City Hall by 4 PM on September 15th.

Some aspects for how the city is approaching grant money for civic groups have been under review over the last few years, with City Council looking to provide for more stable funding for larger groups such as the Prince Rupert Library and Lester Centre.

However, the smaller groups will continue to be considered under the current process of yearly applications.

For more items related to the City of Prince Rupert see our archive page here, further background on City Council discussions can be reviewed from our Council Discussion page.

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