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Community Enhancement Grants

Grants and In-Kind Support to British Columbia Nonprofits
in Eligible Areas for Community Programs and Events

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City of Prince Rupert

Deadline Date:

09/17/21 4:00 PM - Receipt


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Grants and in-kind services to British Columbia nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for community activities that enhance the quality of life for local residents. Funding is intended to support new project seed funding, one-time projects or services, ongoing programs, or community promotion events. Eligible activities take place in the City of Prince Rupert.

Grant Types:

  • Seed Grants: Startup (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 that:
    • 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
  • Be sponsored by a local non-for-profit organization

Preference may be given to applications that:

  • Partner with other service providers in the Community;
  • Request seed money in order to launch a program/activity/event, rather than requesting ongoing
    financial support;
  • Demonstrate wide based community support;
  • Promote volunteer support; and,
  • Have minimal or no paid staff.

All Community Enhancement Grant requests must be applied for through this process. These include cash grants, special grants, services-in-kind, and inventory (such as sand and gravel).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148681

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The program/event/activity 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 2022 Community Enhancement Grant Applications closes at 4:00pm on September 17th, 2021.

Note: Late submissions will not be considered.

Please note that all applications must be completed in full with all required supporting documentation attached. Requests that are incomplete may be rejected or returned. It is anticipated that successful applicants will be notified of the status of their request by January, 2022.

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

Decisions regarding funding allocations from the City of Prince Rupert Budget for Community Enhancement Grants are the responsibility of Prince Rupert City Council.

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

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to
City of Prince Rupert
Attn: Brianne Bunko
424 3rd Avenue West
Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1L7

Direct questions to:
Brianne Bunko, Administration Department
Phone: 250-627-0939

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia: City of Prince Rupert;

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