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Grants to Merritt, British Columbia Nonprofits
for Community and Social Services

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City of Merritt

Deadline Date:

11/30/17 4:00 PM Deadline for Grant-in-Aid and Community Initiatives; Extraordinary Grant requests may be submitted after the November 30 deadline.


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Grants to Merritt, British Columbia nonprofit organizations for a range of programs and services that benefit the local community. This program is intended to support community groups that make positive contributions to the lives of Merritt residents. Applications may be submitted in the following categories:

1. Grant-in-Aid

These grants will be available to a nonprofit community group of the basis that they provide a valuable program to the community and are unable to raise all of their required funding without City Assistance.

2. Community Initiatives

The purpose of funding under this category is to encourage innovation that has the potential to support or contribute towards the community and the goals of Council. This includes one-time start up for initiatives or programs which will support or contribute to the community. As well, the initiative funding is to assist groups who are hosting a special event or organizing the inaugural of what is intended to be a regular event in Merritt.

Grant Types:
-Financial Aid- request for funding to assist with events or organizational initiatives.
-In-kind - request for City provided services (i.e. facility rentals).
-Sponsorship - requests for City financial sponsorship. Include package outlining all benefits of sponsorship.

3. Extraordinary Grants

Any grant funds remaining after Council has reviewed and approved requests received by the November 30, 2017 deadline may be reserved by Council for Extraordinary Grant requests. Organizations may submit applications during the year for unplanned events or support using the Extraordinary Grant application Form.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149035

Term of Contract:

All approvals shall be considered on a year-to-year basis and continuing support should not be anticipated.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are provided to nonprofit community groups.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due on November 30, 2017 at 4:00 PM.

The Council considers requests in January.

Grant applications submitted after the grant deadline are classified as Extraordinary Grants. Once the Extraordinary Grant account has been depleted, no further grant requests will be considered.

Contact Information:

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

Wayne Anderson, Financial Services Manager

Forward your completed grant application form and supporting documentation to the

Submit applications in person to:
City of Merritt City Hall
2185 Voght Street

Or mail to:
PO Box 189
Merritt, BC
V1K 1B8

Grant Coverage Areas:

City of Merritt

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia