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BC Interior Community Foundation (BCICF) Small Grants

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Arts, Sports, Recreation, Health, and Welfare

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Grants to British Columbia nonprofit organizations to benefit eligible communities in the areas of arts and culture, sports and recreation, health and welfare, and other charitable endeavors. Eligible organizations serve residents of the Nicola, Thompson, and South Cariboo region, as well as the communities of Lytton, Lillooet, Clinton, 70 Mile House, Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Kamloops, Clearwater, Barriere, Chase, Logan Lake and Merritt. Preference will be given to new projects and programs.

Guiding Principles: 

  • A clearly defined and researched need;
  • Evidence of support from other organizations and funders;
  • Efficient and co-ordinate use of community resources, both human and financial;
  • Involvement of the program beneficiaries in the planning;
  • Significant volunteer participation;
  • Active planning for continuation of the project beyond initial funding;
  • A clearly defined and adequate method of evaluation to measure the outcomes.

Projects that already have additional partner funding or other funding streams are preferred, as this shows community engagement with the project.  

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167559

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts will not exceed one-third of the projects total cost, and must be proportionate to an organization's capacity.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations that hold charitable registration with Revenue Canada or are sponsored by an organization with charitable registration.

Grants will not be awarded for operation requirements, or to rescue an organization from a financial deficit situation; or to religious organizations, unless the community-at-large will benefit significantly; or to individuals; or to promote political, religious, moral or ethical philosophies; or for purposes which may be deemed discriminatory.

If the event or project occurs prior to the application deadline date, the application will not be reviewed.  Groups may receive only one grant per calendar year.  Individuals are not eligible for funding.  

Pre-Application Information:

Grants are awarded by the BC Interior Community Foundation twice a year, April 1st and October 1st.

Please ensure that your project falls approximately 4-6 weeks following the granting deadline as the review process is by committee and does take time.

All grant applicants, both successful and unsuccessful, will be notified via email following the granting committee’s decision.

Contact Information:

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

Online Application:

BC Interior Community Foundation
2 – 219 Victoria Street
Kamloops, BC V2C 2A1


Grant Coverage Areas:

Granting is available to the residents of the Thompson, Nicola, and South Cariboo region and within the communities of Lillooet, Lytton, Clinton, 70 Mile House, Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Kamloops, Clearwater, Barriere, Chase, Logan Lake and Merritt.

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Canada: British Columbia

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