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City Grant Programs - Health, Social and Safety Grant and Parks, Recreation and Community Events Grant

Grants to Richmond, British Columbia Nonprofits for Programs Related
to Parks, Recreation, Community Events, Health, Safety, and Social Issues

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City of Richmond

Deadline Date:

10/28/19 5:00 PM


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Grants to Richmond, British Columbia nonprofit societies for programs in the areas of health, social development, safety, parks, recreation, and community events which will enhance the quality of life in the local community. Funds are intended to improve community capacity to benefit Richmond residents by assisting non-profit community organizations to deliver programs and services.

Grants may be used for the following purposes:

  • Operating Assistance
    • Regular operating expenses or core budgets of established organizations, including supplies and equipment, heat, light, telephone, photocopying, rent, and administrative salaries
  • Community Service
    • Specific programs or projects to deliver services to Richmond residents
  • Community Event
    • Neighbourhood or community-based events to enhance quality of life for Richmond residents

Items eligible for funding are those required to directly deliver the project, including regular operating expenses or program/project specific expenses, including:

  • Professional and administrative salaries and benefits
  • Consultant services to deliver the project
  • Office rent
  • Supplies
  • Equipment
  • RentalsĀ  [e.g., vehicles, equipment, and maintenance]
  • Heat
  • Light
  • Telephone
  • Photocopying
  • Materials

To be considered eligible, all proposals must demonstrate that:

  • Primarily Richmond residents will be served
  • Funding from sources other than the City and the applicant have been sought, and
  • Partnerships and/ or collaborative relationships with other organizations to strengthen the proposal have been established.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 138359

Estimated Size of Grant:

There are two streams of grant requests, (1) $5,000 or less and (2) over $5,000.

Term of Contract:

Applicants receiving City Grants for a minimum of the five most recent consecutive years for the same purpose are eligible to apply for a maximum three-year funding cycle for ongoing operations, services or events. Multi-year requests must be for the same purpose for each of the three years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only registered non-profit societies governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, requesting funding to serve primarily Richmond residents, are eligible.

Who Cannot Apply:
- For-profit organizations
- Individuals
- Public and private schools including post-secondary educational institutions, or societies seeking funding for school-based programs
- Organizations that primarily fund other organizations (e.g., grants) or individuals (e.g., scholarships)
- Other, as determined by Council

For a list of Items Not Eligible for Funding please see:

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for the 2020 grant year is Monday, October 28, 2019 at 5pm.

Council Decision:
- City Council reviews recommendations forwarded by the General Purposes Committee and makes final decisions.
- At the City Council Meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to make a brief presentation (maximum 5 minutes) at the beginning of the meeting.
- Generally, City Council will decide on grant allocations in the first quarter of the year. Please contact staff to confirm the date.

For further information regarding the Health, Social & Safety and the Parks, Recreation & Community Events Grant Programs, please see the City website or contact the Community Services Department.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application portal:

For Health, Social and Safety Grants, contact:
Contact: Lesley Sherlock, Social Planner
Phone: 604-276-4220

For Parks, Recreation and Community Events Grants, contact:
Contact: Beayue Louie, Park Planner
Phone: 604-244-1293

Community Services Department

City of Richmond
6911 No. 3 Road
Richmond BC V6Y 2C1

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City of Richmond

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