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Community Enhancement Grant

Grants to British Columbia Nonprofits and
Charities for Community Benefit Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Squamish Community Foundation (SCF) and District of Squamish

Conf. Date:

02/10/21

Deadline Date:

03/01/21

Description:

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

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 neighbourhood connectivity
  • Environmental stewardship, sustainability and/or climate action
  • Equity and Diversity 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: https://www.squamishfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Community-Enhancement-Grants-Applicant-Guide-2021.pdf#page=4

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163869

Term of Contract:

Grant funding must be utilized in the year awarded until December 31st of that year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Organizations:

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

For a list of in eligible organizations, projects, and expenditures, see: https://www.squamishfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Community-Enhancement-Grants-Applicant-Guide-2021.pdf#page=4

Pre-proposal Conference:

Join the Foundation on Wednesday, Feb. 10th at 6pm for a Virtual Town Hall to discuss the new Community Grant Program and funding opportunities. See full event details here: https://www.squamishfoundation.com/event-virtual-town-hall-community-enhancement-grants/.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:

- Call for applications February 1, 2021
- Application Deadline March 1, 2021
- Application Review and grant dispersal decisions Early to mid-March 2021
- Grant dispersals Mid to late March 2021
- Grant programming April 1, to December 31, 2021
- Grant program reports due March 31, 2022

FAQs: https://www.squamishfoundation.com/grants-and-funds/#faq

Contact Information:

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

Submit completed Grant Application and all supporting documentation to info@squamishfoundation.com.

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

Phone: 604-848-8683

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia: District of Squamish;

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