City of Whitehorse
Grants to Whitehorse, Yukon nonprofit community services organizations to offset the cost of property taxes and rent. Funding may be awarded to organizations serving people with disabilities, low-income people, the elderly, and other special needs groups. Requests will also be considered from organizations leasing municipal properties, animal shelter facilities, and museums.
Grants are available for the following purposes:
-Rent paid in lieu of taxes
GrantWatch ID#: 181451
The Council may annually identify an amount in the City's operating and maintenance budget from which grants approved under the provisions of this policy may be allocated. Subject to Council's direction otherwise, such allocation will be based on the following criteria:
1) Eligible organizations that pay municipal taxes and have combined revenues and current assets of $500,000 and under may be eligible for a grant allocation of 100% of taxes owed.
2) Eligible organizations that pay municipal taxes and have combined revenues and current assets greater than $500,000 and less than $1,000,000 may be eligible for a grant allocation of 100% of taxes owed on the first $500,000 and 50% on the remainder less than $1,000,000.
3) Eligible organizations that pay municipal taxes and have combined revenues and current assets of $1,000,000 and over may be eligible for a grant allocation of 50% of taxes owed.
If an eligible organization pays rent in lieu of taxes, the grant allocation is based on the taxes paid by the owner of the rental building and the portion thereof occupied by the applicant, subject to the policies stated above.
Eligibility Criteria for Community Service Grants:
1) Nonprofit, religious, recreational and/or charitable Whitehorse organizations registered and in good standing under the Societies Act, primarily concerned with:
-Providing services to disadvantaged members of the community of Whitehorse, including but not limited to the elderly, persons with disabilities, low income or special needs persons; and
-Providing general services to the community of Whitehorse, including but not limited to organizations that lease municipally owned property, museums, and animal shelter facilities.
2) Organizations providing services to the medically ill or those incarcerated as a result of a Criminal Code conviction are not eligible.
The 2018 application deadline is May 9.
Every effort shall be made to ensure that applicants for grants for general municipal property taxes are advised of the results of their application by June 30.
Due to the length of the review and Bylaw process required prior to City Council approving any grant, it is recommended that all applicants who are required to pay property taxes directly to the City do so before the deadline to prevent any late penalty or interest charges being applied to their accounts.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
If you have any questions, please call the Financial Analyst at 668-8634 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please return completed forms to the Financial Analyst at the City of Whitehorse:
2121 Second Avenue