Community Enrichment Grants

Applications opening mid August 2024! More information coming soon.

COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT GRANTS SUPPORT VITAL INITIATIVES THAT CONTRIBUTE TO OVERALL COMMUNITY WELLBEING.

Who is eligible to apply?
Community Enrichment Grants are intended to fund programs, services, operating activities, and initiatives within the Comox Valley (School District 71 boundaries) offered by:

Registered Charities as defined by Canada Revenue Agency.
Registered Societies as defined by the Societies Act of British Columbia and working in partnership with a registered charity.
First Nations, municipalities, or public bodies performing a function of government in Canada.

*If you have questions about eligibility, please contact the CVCF Team to learn more before submitting.

What do Community Enrichment Grants support?
Applications for a wide range of new and existing programs and services will be considered for Community Enrichment Grants including but not limited to operations, wages, overhead administrative costs, assistance with fundraising, purchase of equipment, renovation, and capital projects. Our goal is to support your organizations in a manner that is most impactful for you, without restrictions if possible.

Applications for the following activities are NOT eligible under this program:

  1. Scholarships or bursaries (funded elsewhere by the Foundation)
  2. Activities of religious organizations that serve primarily their membership and/or direct religious purposes
  3. Political activities, specifically directly or indirectly supporting or opposing a political party or candidate for public office
  4. The establishment of or addition to endowment funds
  5. The establishment of or addition to operating reserves

How much funding can be requested?

There is no maximum limit on the amount of funds an organization may request; however, we strongly encourage applicants to keep their requests conservative. As a guide, most of last year’s grants were funded at the $10,000 level or lower.

How and when to apply.
All applications are submitted using the online grants portal, from Monday, August 14 to Thursday, September 21, 2023.

Tips for Online Grant Applications

  1. Please review the CVCF Grants Portal Applicant User Guide prior to beginning your application.
  2. You do not have to finish the application in one session, you may save an application as a draft and continue to edit an application until the deadline.
  3. When filling out your application, your responses are saved automatically every 100 characters or every time you click off the field.
  4. All questions marked with an asterixis are mandatory, applications can not be submitted until all mandatory questions have been answered.
  5. After submitting applications, they can no longer be edited but they are still viewable in your dashboard.
  6. Incomplete, late or paper submissions will NOT be accepted.

Download a PDF copy of the question list for 2023-24 Community Enrichment Grant Application or 2023-24 Homelessness Supports Grant Application. Budgets may be uploaded in an existing format or using the CVCF Budget Template

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