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Grants to British Columbia Nonprofits and Charities for Community Benefit Programs

Community Enhancement Grant (CEG)


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Funding Source
Squamish Community Foundation (SCF)
and District of Squamish (DOS)
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Geographic Focus
Canada: British Columbia: District of Squamish;

Important Dates
Deadline: 11/13/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to British Columbia nonprofit organizations and registered charities for community programs that enhance the quality of life in eligible locations. Focus areas include youth, recreation, environment, social services, equity and diversity, reconciliation, health, neighborhood connectivity, and intergenerational programming. Projects should benefit District of Squamish residents.

The overall goal of the Community Enhancement Grant is to enhance the quality of life of the residents of Squamish. General goals of the Community Grant Program are as follows:

  • To increase community capacity;
  • To encourage and foster community involvement and volunteerism.
  • To promote a healthy, caring, safe and supportive community for all;
  • To encourage community groups to form partnerships, collaborate and leverage their resources/ share costs to achieve their project goals;
  • To benefit District of Squamish residents.

Community Enhancement Grant recipient programs should support the DOS’s Official Community Plan:

  • Liveable: Squamish is highly liveable with a vibrant small-town feel.
  • Healthy: The community has a holistic view of health that looks at ecological, physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of well-being.
  • Resilient: Squamish residents, organizations and government work together to adapt to change creatively and collaboratively.
  • Connected: People in Squamish feel connected, welcomed and genuinely included.
  • Engaged: The community is passionate and engaged in community and civic life. A culture of collaboration supports meaningful opportunities for people to get involved. 

Eligible Projects:

  • Decolonization and reconciliation initiatives
  • Intergenerational programming
  • Enhancement of neighborhood connectivity
  • Environmental stewardship, sustainability and/or climate action
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programming
  • Support of physical health, mental health and/or social wellbeing
  • Youth-led initiatives
  • Programming for social services that assist Squamish’s vulnerable populations
  • Recreation Programming

For a list of eligible expenditures, see:


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible Organizations:

A. Not-for-profit organizations
B. Registered Charities

For a list of ineligible organizations, projects, and expenditures, see:

Pre-Application Information
- Call for applications: October 2, 2023
- Application Deadline: November 13, 2023
- Application Review and grant dispersal decisions: November 15 to December 15, 2023
- Grant dispersals End: December 2023/Early January 2024
- Grant programming: January 1 to December 31, 2024
- Grant program reports due: January 31, 2025

Additional Information:

Term of Contract
- Multi-year projects of no more than 3 years in duration, may be considered
- Grant funding must be utilized for the year(s) awarded until December 31st of that year or the final year of granting

Contact Information
Submit completed Grant Application and all supporting documentation to

Squamish Community Foundation
PO Box 555, Squamish BC V8B 0A5

Phone: 604-848-8683

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