Grants to British Columbia qualified donees for community projects that address essential needs and build local capacity. Priority is given to proposals that use creative approaches, leverage funding to increase impact, involve partnerships, and establish long-term resilience. Projects that qualify for Osprey grants serve residents of the City of Nelson and RDCK Areas E and F.
Osprey considers all eligible funding requests that address genuine needs in the community.
Eligible projects may include but are not limited to the following fields of interest:
Arts, Culture, and Heritage
Child, Youth, and Family
Health and Education
Recreation and Sports
Social and Community Services
The Foundation will also consider grants for strategic projects that will boost an organization’s operational capacity or for the launch of new organizations providing programs in emerging and high-priority service areas of specific interest to the Foundation if there is evidence these programs can be sustained.
The Foundation can only accept applications from qualified donees as defined by Revenue Canada. Qualified donees include:
- Registered charities, including registered national arts service organizations
- Registered Canadian amateur athletic associations
- Listed housing corporations resident in Canada constituted exclusively to provide low-cost housing for the aged
- Listed Canadian municipalities
- Listed municipal or public bodies performing a function of government in Canada
Such organizations will have a Revenue Canada Charitable Registration Number. Applicants must either have their own number or be sponsored by another group/organization with one.
Although low priority, the Foundation will consider grants for strategic projects that will boost an organization’s operational capacity or for the launch of new organizations providing programs in emerging and high-priority service areas of specific interest to the Foundation if there is evidence these programs can be sustained.
Applicants are not permitted to apply for a further grant until any previously-funded projects are completed and Osprey has received the final report. Exceptions may apply. For further information, please contact the Foundation.
- Retroactive funding
- Deficit reduction
- Exclusively travel-focused activities
- Fund-raising campaigns
- Academic and scientific research
- Activities of religious organizations that primarily serve their membership and/or their direct religious purposes unless the community at large will benefit significantly
Deadline for applications is midnight, April 14th, 2023. Grants will be awarded by the end of May.
To apply, complete the online form on the website. Applicants who are not able to submit an electronic application should email the Foundation to request a paper application at the address below.
Additional Funding Information
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Estimated Size of Grant
In 2022, grant amounts ranged from $700 – $5000.
Term of Contract
Grant recipients will normally have 12 months to complete their projects.