Foundation / Corporation
Columbia Basin Trust
07/28/20 2:00 PM PT / 3:00 PM MT
Grants to southeastern British Columbia nonprofit, public, and indigenous organizations, regional districts, and municipalities for projects that focus on improving quality of life, childhood development, and social sector organizational capacity. Funding is intended to support ideas that will strengthen social well-being, address complex social issues in communities and support vulnerable people. Projects must take place within the Columbia Basin region.
What Types of Projects Are Eligible
1. Quality of Life Projects:
- Pilot or expand community-based activities that increase quality of life for people in the Basin living in poverty, facing significant barriers and/or experiencing vulnerabilities.
- Pilot or expand projects that improve access to community and social services and resources for people in the Basin living in poverty, facing significant barriers and/or experiencing vulnerabilities.
- Pilot or expand initiatives that foster social inclusion and increase social connections for populations experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, social isolation (e.g. children, youth, LGBTQ2+, people with diverse abilities, seniors, visible minorities, recent immigrants).
2. Childhood Development Projects:
- Pilot or expand early years (ages newborn to six) or middle years (ages six to 12) initiatives that address existing or emerging developmental needs (i.e. cognitive, socioemotional, speech and language, fine or gross motor skills) of children who have or are at risk of developing vulnerabilities.
3. Social Sector Capacity Projects:
- Develop and establish shared services or other efficiencies to address operational challenges of social sector non-profit organizations, while at the same time improving the quality and availability of services for clients.
- Create or strengthen collaborative initiatives that help address systemic social issues.
GrantWatch ID#: 139760
Large Grants: more than $5,000.
There is no maximum amount for grant requests; however, CBT anticipates that many successful Large Grants will be in the range of $10,000 - $75,000. Applicants can request up to a maximum of 75% of the total project costs from the Trust.
Large Grants are limited to a 36-month maximum timeframe. If you’re requesting multi-year funding for a Project, provide detailed rationale explaining why the Project requires this length of time to be successful. Your budget should reflect the cash required to complete the Project over the entire timeframe listed in the application.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://forms.ourtrust.org/eoi-social-grants-program/
For questions, contact:
Alina Konevski, Program Coordinator
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