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Grants and In-Kind Services to British Columbia Nonprofits for Community Programs and Events in Eligible Locations

Community Enhancement Grants


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City of Prince Rupert
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Geographic Focus
Canada: British Columbia: City of Prince Rupert;

Important Dates
Deadline: 08/25/23 4:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants and in-kind services to British Columbia nonprofit organizations for community activities that enhance the quality of life for local residents in eligible locations. The purpose of this program is to provide seed funding for new projects or support one-time projects or services, ongoing programs, or community promotion events that benefit the City of Prince Rupert.

The City of Prince Rupert supports the enhancement of a positive quality of life for all its residents, and Prince Rupert City Council has recognized that one means of helping to achieve this goal is through an annual Community Enhancement Grants program.

Grant Types:

  • Seed Grants: Start up (seed) grant funding for not for profit and/or volunteer organizations to develop projects of benefit to the City of Prince Rupert and its residents which would demonstrate value through community pride. 
  • Projects - One-Time-Only projects, which respond to:
    • Health, social and cultural needs within Prince Rupert;
    • Have a specific set of goals and objectives; and,
    • Have a defined start and finish date
  • Programs and Services - Ongoing programs and services which:
    • Contribute to the health, social and cultural well-being of Prince Rupert residents; or,
    • Contribute to the general interest and advantage of the City.
  • Events (Community Promotion) - Events that have the following 3 characteristics:
    • Enhance and contribute to the cultural life of Prince Rupert, which promote community involvement and spirit;
    • Have a defined start and finish date (but may also be held annually); and,
    • Promote Prince Rupert outside the City
Programs/Activities/Events must:
  • Strengthen and enhance the well-being of the community;
  • Be of benefit to the City of Prince Rupert and its residents;
  • Promote volunteering;
  • Address community needs;
  • Improve the community’s ability to identify needs and to implement self-help programs;
  • Promote cultural, recreational and social understanding; 
  • Be well publicized in the community; and,
  • Be sponsored by a local not-for-profit organization.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Programs/Activities/Events must be sponsored by a local not-for-profit organization.

The Council may, at its discretion, award grants to groups that offer a service deemed by Council to be of value to the City, or to a community group whose mandate is to function for the good of the City and its residents.

Programs/Activities/Events must not:
- Offer direct financial assistance to individuals or families;
- Duplicate services that fall within the mandate of either a senior government agency or a local agency, except where there is an established need; and,
- Be for any other form or section of a taxing or Local Government Authority, such as School Districts, Regional Districts, Hospital Districts, etc.

Seed grants are not for funding of existing programs.

Pre-Application Information
The intake for 2024 Community Enhancement Grant Applications is now open and will close August 25th, 2023, by 4:00 pm.

Upon receipt of your application, a member of City Staff may contact you to go over the details of your application.

Following Council approval of the Community Enhancement Grant Budget, each applicant will receive written notification of Council’s decision pertaining to their application. The budgetary approval process may take three to five months.

It is anticipated that successful applicants will be notified of the status of their request by December, 2023.

Estimated Size of Grant
Grant requests include cash grants, special grants, services-in-kind, and inventory (such as sand and gravel).

Term of Contract
The successful recipient of a Community Enhancement Grant does not automatically guarantee funding in subsequent years.

Contact Information
Return completed City of Prince Rupert Grant Applications to:
City of Prince Rupert
Attn: Brianne Bunko
424 3rd Avenue West
Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1L7

For questions or concerns, please contact Brianne Bunko, above.

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