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Fernie Community Fund (FCF) Grant

Grants to Fernie, British Columbia Registered
Charities to Improve the Lives of Local Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies (CFKR) - Fernie Community Fund (FCF)

Deadline Date:

03/01/19 5:00 PM MT


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Grants of up to $1,000 to British Columbia registered charities in the City of Fernie and surrounding areas to improve the lives of local residents. Program areas include animal welfare; environment; education; mental health and addictions; social and health services; outdoor recreation, physical activity, and sports; arts, culture, and heritage; and seniors.

The Fernie Community Fund takes a broad and inclusive view of what a community is, and provides grants to the widest possible range of organizations and initiatives in the areas listed above.

Grants are only awarded for specific purposes and projects covering a specific time period. An application may include up to 10% of related operating expenses.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183115

Estimated Size of Grant:

The grants range from a few hundred dollars up to $1,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In order to be eligible, the applying organization must:
- Be providing services that directly benefit the citizens within the Fernie Community Fund catchment area, which includes the City of Fernie as well as the surrounding area: east to Hosmer, west to Elko, Tobacco Plains Indian Band, and the South Country.
- Hold a current Revenue Canada Charitable Registration Number.
If the organization that is applying is not a registered charity, an agency agreement with a registered charity, stating that the registered charity will accept the funds on behalf of the applicant, MUST be included in the grant application package. For further information, contact the Fernie Community Fund Steering Committee.
- Make services available without discrimination.

-Because granting funds are limited, CFKR will give priority to applications from organizations and/or projects that did not receive funding in the prior granting period.
- Funds may be available for start-up projects that meet a recognized need in a unique way. Such projects must include provision for an evaluation and a realistic plan for fiscal viability beyond the pilot phase.

Grant requests for the following are generally deemed to be ineligible:
- Research
- Publication of studies, educational material
- Seminars, conferences or workshops
- Tours or travel outside the community
- Scholarships or fellowships
- Activities of religious organizations that primarily serve their membership and/or
their direct religious purposes
- Political organizations
- Advertising, marketing, videos, etc.
- Fund-raising campaigns
- General endowment or sustaining funds
- Core operating costs*
- Operating or capital deficits, or to retire debts
*Note: Grants available from donor-advised funds administered by the CFKR are not necessarily restricted in terms of funding operating costs.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2019 application deadline is Friday, March 1, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. MT.

All organizations will be notified of their application status once the CFKR Board’s granting decisions are finalized, typically five (5) to seven (7) weeks after the application deadline.

The Fernie Community Fund encourages applicants to secure other funding sources and may consider matching or challenge grants in order to stimulate participation from other sources.

An interview with, or further information from, a Fernie Community Fund Steering Committee member, may be requested by applicants. Please contact Eric Johnstone, Fernie Community Fund Steering Committee Chair to make interview arrangements.

Contact Information:

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

Completed application packages can be emailed to Eric Johnstone or delivered to the Fernie Community Fund's office.

Eric Johnstone, Fernie Community Fund Steering Committee Chair
Phone: 250-430-7676

Mailing Address:
East Kootenay Community Credit Union—Fernie Branch, 1601 9th Avenue, PO Box 1440, Fernie BC V0B 1M0, Attn: Eric Johnstone.

Grant Coverage Areas:

Within the Fernie Community Fund catchment area, which includes the City of Fernie as well as the surrounding area: east to Hosmer, west to Elko, Tobacco Plains Indian Band, and the South Country.

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia