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Quesnel Community Foundation Grants

Grants to British Columbia Registered Charities
for Projects that Benefit Local Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Quesnel Community Foundation

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Deadline Date:

03/17/21 5:00 PM


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Grants to British Columbia registered charities for projects that benefit local residents in eligible regions. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to applying. The two focus areas for the current cycle are arts and culture and forest stewardship and safety, recreation, and conservation. Eligible projects are those that benefit the residents of Quesnel and the North Cariboo region.

Grants from Quesnel Community Foundation are intended to support projects that benefit local area residents, provide a service to the community or take a new or innovative approach to needs and concerns within the North Cariboo region. The Quesnel Foundation issues grants annually to the community. The amount is based on a percentage of the Endowment Fund total. There are currently two Field of Interest grants established by donors in the community. 

  • Holger Bauer Forest Safety Award - A grant in aid for forest safety, outdoor recreation, forest stewardship and conservation.
  • David Gibb Memorial Art Award - A grant in aid to support the practice of the arts by both groups and individuals in the Quesnel area.

Preference will be given to new initiatives that:

  • Have broad public appeal; 
  • Are widely accessible to the community; 
  • Promote and enhance self-sufficiency within the community; 
  • Emphasize and utilize the skills and resources that exist in the community;
  • Strengthen the social and cultural structure of the community; 
  • Demonstrate partnership and collaboration;
  • Will realize a significant result with the funding;
  • Have a definite purpose and a clear timeline;
  • Respond creatively and effectively to local problems and challenges;
  • Build on the community‚Äôs social capital and civic vitality, and 
  • Agree to a commitment for project evaluation and assessment.  

The Quesnel Community Foundation funds projects in the areas of Arts, Education, Environment, Recreation and Social Programs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165738

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed by October 31 of the calendar year. Projects that cannot be completed must apply for an extension.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Community organizations that are registered charities or qualified donees under the Income Tax Act are eligible to apply for grants from the Foundation.

Please note: Non-profit society registration in British Columbia does not, by itself, qualify an organization as a registered charity.

Applications from an organization that does not have charitable status may be considered if the applicant organization partners with a registered charity (Qualified Donee) that will receive the funds for the proposed project. The City of Quesnel acts as the Qualified Donee for organizations that have projects approved by the Foundation. The relationship must be a formal arrangement set out in writing between the registered charity (City) and the applicant organization after FINAL project approval by the Foundation.

In addition, if your organization is not a registered charity it is recommended that you contact the City of Quesnel at this stage, who may be able to assist you in qualifying for funding by acting as an intermediary in accordance with CRA rules.

Ineligible Requests
Projects will not be considered eligible if:

- Funds requested are an organization's usual operational or core expenses;
- Funds are for any expenses which predate the award;
- Funds are used to cover deficits, retire debts or mortgage payments;
- Funds are to provide for or establish endowments;
- Funds are used for sectarian, religious or political purposes;
- Funds are used for travel costs;
- Funds are used for team or club sponsorships;
- Funds are part of an annual fund drive for sustaining support;
- The organization shows a dependency on future funding;
- The project duplicates services provided by other organizations;
- Organizations are totally government funded or directed, or
- Without good reason, the project cannot be completed by the end of the calendar year.

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates to Remember:
Deadline for Project Proposals: 5:00 pm, January 29th, 2021
Deadline for completed Applications: 5:00 pm, March 17, 2021
Board Approval: April 12, 2021
Notification to Applicants: April 16, 2021
Awards Ceremony TBA

Your Project Proposal will be reviewed by the Grants Committee within a few weeks of the due date. All proposals will receive a reply. A more detailed application will be sent to groups who submit qualifying projects.


Contact Information:

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

E-mail LOI and completed application to:

Quesnel Community Foundation
P.O.Box 4158, Quesnel,
British Columbia, V2J 3J2

Adrian Monych or Doug Service
Grants Committee Chair

Phone: 250-985-1612

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia: Quesnel;

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