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Grants to British Columbia Nonprofits in Eligible Locations
to Improve the Quality of Life for Local Residents

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Grants to British Columbia nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to improve the quality of life for local residents. Funding is intended to support programs, events, services, and initiatives that address local needs and strengthen the community. Funds must serve the District of Tofino.

Council will consider the provision of financial assistance to not-for-profit community organizations with proposals that help build “a creative and resilient community of varied ages that is socially, environmentally, and economically diverse” as per the 2013 OCP Vision Statement. 

In keeping with the community vision adopted by Council, requests for assistance for capital projects, programs, or other initiatives that meet one or more of the District of Tofino’s goals and objectives such as those included in the plans and strategies adopted by Council. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 180430

Term of Contract:

Proposals must be completed, and funds used, within 12 months of receipt of the grant.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible entities are as follows:
- Not-for-profit community organizations operating within the District of Tofino
- Individuals or groups sponsored/supported by a not-for-profit community organization operating within the District of Tofino.

Other considerations for applicants are as follows:
-The proposed activity is accessible to and/or meet the needs of a significant portion of the community’s residents.
- Proponents will have a Board of Directors or similar governance structure.
- Proponents will have a proven record of community service with a broad base of community support

This grant is not meant to fund the core activities of an organization.

Ineligible proposals are as follows:
- Funds for prior years’ operations or capital deficits.
- Projects that duplicate projects, programs, services or events which are already provided within the community.
- Assistance for the payment of city property taxes or for programs and services that are clearly within the legislated mandates of other levels of government.
- Proposals seeking support for research activities, staff training or professional development.
- Proposals from individuals.
- Organizations with exclusionary or discriminatory membership eligibility criteria.
- Proposals from organizations that have not submitted final reports from grants received in previous years.
- Grant funds will not be used to fund capital acquisitions, nor will they be used for capital assets required for the general operations of the organization.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is February 28th, 2021.

It is the expectation of the Council of the District of Tofino that applications for assistance will be received each year no later than the advertised deadline which will be between January 31st and the last day of February of each grant year.

Organizations establishing a new event or in need of assistance after the deadline may apply to Council for consideration of an extraordinary grant

Council as a whole will decide on applications and will attempt to provide all final approvals by May 15th of the grant year.

Proponents will demonstrate an effort to secure other sources of funding through grants, fundraising, sponsorship, ticket sales, or other mechanisms.

As a general guideline, grants to organizations will not exceed 10% of the annual Council Grant budget.

Organizations can apply for assistance for up to two projects, programs, services, events or initiatives in a given year. Part 2 of the application must be completed for each project. The information on the applicant organization (Part 1) need only be completed once.

Assistance will be provided on an annual basis only.

Contact Information:

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

Please submit complete applications by email or mail to:
District of Tofino Municipal Office
Attention: Accounting Clerk
PO Box 9, 121 Third Street
Tofino BC, V0R 2Z0

Alternatively, applications may be dropped in the mail slot, located on the left side of the front door at the District of Tofino Municipal Office at the above address.

For further information please contact:
Laura Giffin, Accounting Clerk
250-725-3229 ext. 617

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Canada: British Columbia: District of Tofino;

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