Professional Development Grants

Professional Development Grants are to help organizations access training and professional growth opportunities so as to better deliver on their mandates and thereby strengthen the community.  Up to a maximum of $2000.00 is available for organizations to help them access individual or group learning opportunities that build organizations and leadership capacity.


Our 2018 grant cycle is now open. Only online applications will be accepted. Please check here for access to the application. The deadline for applying for a PD Grant will be February 20, 2018. For your convenience, click here to download a pdf copy of the application form if you wish to work on it offline. We recommend you work on your application in word, then copy and paste to the online application, accessible below. You will then have a copy for your records.


Final Reporting

Please see Granting Resources for information about final reporting.


  • The applicant must be a registered charity serving the Comox Valley Community Foundation’s geographic region (School District 71)
  • Eligible beneficiaries include full and part time staff and volunteers with more than a year of service.


  • The application may be for any professional training or learning opportunity (i.e. provided by an accredited organization or professional)
  • Preference will be given to collaborative initiatives.
  • Organizations will not be eligible for grants until all reporting requirements are completed from previous grants.
  • While not essential, demonstration of other funding sources, such as the charity’s own commitment (financial or in-kind) would be beneficial.
  • Only one application per organization is permitted per year.
  • Grant funds may not be used for ‘political activities’ as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency.
  • Applications must be submitted online with all questions completed and required documents uploaded.
  • All project activities and final report(s) must be completed by November 15th to be eligible.