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Rural Recreation and Cultural Grant-in-Aid

Grants to British Columbia Nonprofits for Capital Projects,
Programs, and Events in the Peace River Regional District

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Peace River Regional District

Deadline Date:

01/31/18 4:30 PM


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Grants to British Columbia nonprofit organizations for recreation, sports, social and cultural activities in rural areas of the Peace River Regional District. Grants may be used for capital projects, insurance, programming, and special events. Funding is intended to supplement or support the operating and/or capital funds of rural organizations.

All organizations who receive this funding are non-profit societies who largely depend on the dedication of volunteers to operate and manage their organizations.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164822

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Term of Contract:

Organizations must utilize allocated funds within three years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for funding, recreation and community associations must meet the following criteria:

1. Applicant organizations must be rural non-profit registered societies that provide recreation, arts, sports, and/or social activities for the community at large; and

2. Applications must be submitted directly by the recreation organization or community association/club; and

3. At least 75% of the applicants’ membership must come from the rural areas which they serve, and

4. New applicant organizations located or operating within a municipality must provide proof that at least 75% of their membership comes from the electoral areas of the Regional District.

5. Organizations who have received Recreational and Cultural Grants-in-Aid prior to 2012 are grandfathered and will not be required to maintain a 75% rural membership.

Geographic Restrictions:

- Applicants in the Chetwynd/Area E West and the South Peace Sub-Regional areas may apply for annual grants to assist with operational costs and capital improvement costs.

- Applicants in Areas B and C may apply for grants to assist with capital improvements and insurance that is for the protection of the public.

- Tower Lake Community Association is not eligible to receive Recreational and Cultural Grants-in-Aid as they are outside of the existing service area.

- Funding may not be used to pay off debt or employee wages.

Pre-Application Information:

In April of each year, allocation meetings are held in each of the Grant-in-Aid areas where applicants, Directors and staff will review and to come to consensus about the allocations each group should receive.

1. Organizations that have been approved to receive funding will be notified in writing of the date, time and location at least 15 days prior to the meeting.
2. At least one representative from each applicant organization must be in attendance at the meetings to be eligible to receive a grant-in-aid. Organizations without representation at the allocation meetings will not receive funding.

Organizations shall be responsible to raise supplementary funds for major capital projects and operations by seeking other funding sources including but not limited to donations, corporate sponsorships, applications to other government agencies or general fundraising. The Peace River Regional District shall not be a sole source of revenue for any recreation or community association. Organizations must show in their application all sources of revenue.

Approved applications will receive funds by claim reimbursement after August 1st of each year once funding allocations are ratified by the Rural Budgets Administration Committee.

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications in person, by mail, fax or email to the following PRRD offices:

Peace River Regional District
Dawson Creek Office
Box 810
1981 Alaska Avenue
Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4H8

Phone: 250-784-3200
Fax: 250-784-3201

Peace River Regional District
Fort St. John Office
9505 – 100 Street
Fort St. John, BC V1J 4N5

Phone: 250-785-8084
Fax: 250-785-1124

Grant Coverage Areas:

Peace River Region

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia