Media Release - Financial Grants Available for West Vancouver Non-Profit Groups
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The District of West Vancouver has funding available for not-for-profit community groups, and is now accepting applications for Community Grants until January 31, 2012.
Many important services in West Vancouver are delivered by not-for-profit community organizations. They deliver important social, recreation, youth, and arts and culture programs and activities. The District recognizes the important contribution these groups make to West Vancouver, and provides financial support through the Community Grants Program.
Applications are now being accepted for 2012 grants, and the District encourages organizations that have not done so in the past to apply for funding.
The deadline is January 31, 2012. All applications will be reviewed by the Community Grants Committee, which will then make recommendations to Council.
There are three categories of grants available:
- Arts and Culture grants are for Operating Grants; to support the operating costs of on-going programs and services; and Project/Program grants: to support the development of new projects, programs and services.
- Social and Community Services grants may be approved for annual funding over a three-year cycle, providing consistent, stable funding and reduced administrative costs.
- Youth Competition and Leadership grants recognize individuals participating as ambassadors of West Vancouver in regional, national and international tournaments, competitions, competitive festivals and civic leadership conferences.
Guidelines and application forms are available online at westvancouver.ca/grants.
About the District of West Vancouver
The District of West Vancouver is the local government led by Mayor Michael Smith and Council. Home to more than 44,000 residents, West Vancouver is a local government which strives to "inspire excellence and lead by example". Our Vision and Mission guide us to pursue our treasured quality of life and will be the measure of our success as a community. West Vancouver is a community built on innovation, a strong spirit of personal civic commitment and a deep value for relationships.
Community Grants Contact: Arleta Beckett, Manager of Community Development, Youth, Families and Seniors
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Media Contact: Jessica Delaney Director of Communications
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