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Building Healthier Communities Fund (BHCF)

Grants to British Columbia Nonprofits
for Programs that Benefit Island Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Coastal Community Credit Union (CCCU)

Deadline Date:

07/15/19

Description:

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Grants starting at $1,000 to British Columbia nonprofit organizations serving the funding source's service area for initiatives that benefit island communities. Preference will be given to programs in the areas of the environment, financial literacy, economic development, youth, and children.

Presently this trade area encompasses the communities of Victoria, Duncan, Chemainus, Nanaimo, Gabriola, Nanoose, Parksville, Qualicum, Port Alberni, Ucluelet, Tofino, the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Cortes Island, Quadra Island, Port Hardy, Port McNeill, Sointula and Alert Bay, as well as nearby communities.

The primary purpose of the BHCF is to provide one-time financial support or ‘seed money’ for initiatives that contribute to building healthier island communities. By providing this support, the BHCF looks to impact these communities through funding of programs that:
- Have long-term effects
- Support a broad range of people
- Have a sustainability plan
- Build capacity

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147608

Estimated Size of Grant:

This program supports requests of $1,000 or more.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Coastal Community will accept Building Healthier Communities Fund applications from:
- Not-For-Profit or recognized not-for-profit organizations are eligible to apply for funds to support initiatives that will provide direct benefit to the communities served by Coastal Community.

Coastal Community does not support the following through the Building Healthier Communities Fund:
- Re-occurring events or multi-year funding.
- Groups that are not a registered charity or recognized as community not-for-profit.
- Groups that represent a conflict of interest for Coastal Community or that promote specific programs or issues where members of the Credit Union may have significantly divergent views.
- Requests from national organizations or organizations that do not provide a direct benefit to the identified
communities served by Coastal Community.
- Individual pursuits or interests that are primarily for personal gain.
- Requests for funds to support operation costs or debt servicing (operations costs refer to fixed costs including but not limited to: rent, wages, and utilities.)

On occasion, Coastal Community does offer support to groups or projects outside Coastal Community’s trade area. Support in this area is at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors. This category of support falls outside of the funding allocated to support community and in general is targeted to support people affected by catastrophic events (past examples include the Kelowna Fires, Hurricane Katrina and the Tsunami in East Asia).

More information about funding guidelines can be seen at: https://www.cccu.ca/Personal/InOurCommunities/CommunityFundingPrograms/FundingGuidelines

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted as outlined below:
- Application deadline November 15, funding announcement early January and funding date in January
- Application deadline March 15, funding announcement early May and funding date in May
- Application deadline July 15, funding announcement early September and funding date in September

Application is via the online application system. There is a sample application form below.

Contact Information:

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

Online application system: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TLNQVSZ

Additional attachments and supplemental material to go alongside your application should be emailed to community.support@cccu.ca.

Any questions can be directed to the Community Experience Department at toll free at 1.888.741.1010.

General mailing address:
220-59 Wharf Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 2X3

Grant Coverage Areas:

Presently the trade area encompasses the communities of Victoria, Duncan, Chemainus, Nanaimo, Gabriola, Nanoose, Parksville, Qualicum, Port Alberni, Ucluelet, Tofino, the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Cortes Island, Quadra Island, Port Hardy, Port McNeill, Sointula and as well as nearby communities.

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia