Applications will be accepted until March 31 for the AFG and until April 20 for the NSG.
For the AFG, grants up to $4,000 are made to organizations registered as charities with the Canada Revenue Agency, or to organizations sponsored by a registered charity.
Organizations or groups seeking funds must demonstrate they have a committed group and an effective management of resources.
Preference is given to projects that promote volunteer participation; do not duplicate services provided by other organizations; promote youth activities; promote cooperation between groups; enhance community self-sufficiency; build on current community strengths to meet locally identified needs; and innovative activities that might not happen without the foundation’s support.
Successful Annual Foundations Grants will be awarded on an annual basis in May.
The second funding opportunity, the Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG), B.C. residents can apply for up to $500 for projects that connect people socially, or share skills or talents. Through NSG, the Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation is actively supporting neighbours to build community and strengthen connections in the Parksville Qualicum Beach region.
“In 2021 we distributed $13,450 in funding for 35 local projects. Projects were diverse, from delivering care packages for hospital stays and shoreline and community clean up, to meditation, quilting, and curling programs,” read a release.
More information on both the AFG and the NSG, as well as applications, can be found at the PQCF website at www.parksvillequalicumfoundation.com.
– NEWS Staff, submitted