Applications are open for both Neighbourhood Small Grants and Annual Foundation Grants through the Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation (PQCF).
Through the Neighbourhood Small Grants program, B.C. residents can apply for up to $500 for projects in the community that connect people socially or share skills or talents, according to a news release by PQCF.
Applying generally takes less than 30 minutes and coordinators are available to help. Any product, service, or event created with the support of a Neighbourhood Small Grant must be offered for free or by a small donation. Projects can take place online or in-person.
In 2021, NSG in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area distributed $13,450 in funding for 35 projects. The projects were diverse in ideas, from care packages for hospital stays, shoreline and community clean up, to community meditation, quilting and curling.
Through its Community Funds Grant Program, the PQCF supports initiatives designed to improve the quality of life of the residents in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. Community Fund grants up to $4,000 are made to organizations that are registered as charities with Canada Revenue Agency, or to organizations that are sponsored by a registered charity.
Preferred projects focus on volunteering, youth participation, group collaboration and enhance community self-sufficiency.
The deadline to apply is March 31.
— NEWS Staff, submitted
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