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Community Fund Grant Program

Grants to British Columbia Registered Charities to Enhance
the Quality of Life for Residents in Eligible Locations

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Parksville-Qualicum Foundation

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Grants of up to $4,000 to British Columbia registered charities to enhance the quality of life for residents in eligible locations. Support will also be given for emergency activities during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, with an emphasis on assistance to shelters. Preference will be shown to projects that engage volunteers, promote youth activities, foster cooperation between groups, and improve community self-sufficiency. Funds must serve the area incorporating Deep Bay to Nanoose, inclusive of Errington and Coombs.

Through its Community Fund grant program, the Parksville Qualicum Foundation supports initiatives designed to improve the quality of life for the residents of the area they serve - within BC School District 69, also known as Oceanside. 

During the COVID-19 health crisis, the Foundation will also consider emergency response projects. During this time, they will especially consider applications with projects that improve the capacity of homelessness service providers. This would include things like:

  • Securing additional accommodation to reduce overcrowding in shelters;
  • Purchasing supplies and materials to reduce the risk of transmission, such as personal protective equipment for staff;
  • increasing the frequency of cleaning with disinfectants in high traffic areas;
  • Securing sufficient accommodation to quarantine individuals infected;
  • Purchasing beds and physical barriers to place between beds in newly purposed facilities; and
  • Staff hours to operate these new facilities.

Preference is given to projects which:

  • Promote volunteer participation
  • Do not duplicate services provided by other organizations
  • Promote youth activities
  • Promote cooperation between groups
  • Enhance community self-sufficiency
  • Build on current community strengths to meet locally identified needs
  • Innovative activities that might not happen without the Foundation’s support

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 152945

Estimated Size of Grant:

Community Fund grants up to $4000 will be made.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Grants are made to organizations that are registered as Charities with Canada Revenue Agency.
- The organization must have been in operation for at least one year.
- An organization may be sponsored by another registered charitable organization that has been operational for at least one year.
- All applications are considered on merit and in light of funds available for distribution.
- Due to the limited resources of the Community Fund, in general, grants are not allocated to the same organization more than twice within a five year period (Twice in five years will be counted as five years from the date of the first approved application).
- An organization/group seeking funds must demonstrate that it has a strong and committed group of volunteers, and an effective governance structure in place.

The following are not normally eligible:
- Annual Fund Drives
- Core operating expenses
- Deficit reduction
- Direct religious activities
- Institutions’ statutory programs
- Individuals
- Political activities
- Travel costs
- Building campaigns, however specific components of capital projects may be considered
- Regular staff wages or Professional fees

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for applications in any calendar year is March 31st, or the last weekday of March.

Grants from the Parksville Qualicum Foundation are awarded on an annual basis in May.

Contact Information:

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

Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation
101 – 691 Beach Road
Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada
Attn: Grants Committee, Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia: Area incorporating Deep Bay to Nanoose, inclusive of Errington and Coombs;

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