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Grants to British Columbia Registered Charities and Qualified Donees for Community Betterment Projects in Eligible Regions

Community Enrichment Grants


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Funding Source
Comox Valley Community Foundation
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Geographic Focus
Canada:British Columbia: Comox Valley;

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/21/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to British Columbia registered charities and qualified donees in eligible locations to address community needs. Funding is intended to support capacity-building efforts, as well as new and established services and programs. Eligible uses of funding include but are not limited to operations, wages, overhead administrative costs, assistance with fundraising, and capital projects. Eligible organizations serve residents of Comox Valley.

Proposals must relate to at least one granting priority:

  • Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Food Insecurity and Food Systems
  • Indigenous-led or benefitting projects/organizations
  • Mental Health and Connection

Proposal categories:

  • Ongoing Projects or Services (including staff costs associated program or service delivery)
  • New Projects or Services (including staff costs associated program or service delivery)
  • Overhead Expenses (utilities, rent, insurance etc.)
  • Facility Renovations or Upgrades
  • Building and/or Land Acquisition Replacement of Lost Revenue
  • Purchase of Equipment or Small Capital Assets (appliances, playgrounds, program equipment etc.)

Populations that will be impacted or served by your proposal:

  • Caregivers
  • Children and youth (ages 0-29)
  • Indigenous people (First Nations, Métis, Inuit)
  • Members of LGBTQ2s+ communities
  • Newcomers (Permanent and temporary residents including immigrants and refugees)
  • Official Language Minority Communities (OLMCs)
  • People experiencing domestic or gender-based violence
  • People living in group homes or supportive living
  • People living with mental illness
  • People struggling with addiction
  • People with low-income or living in poverty
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Prison populations (detained and incarcerated)
  • Racialized people or groups
  • Seniors and Elders (in and not in care)
  • Veterans
  • Women and girls
  • Workers who are vulnerable (temporary foreign, those in the informal labor market)
  • Youth aging out of care
  • Other


Additional Eligibility Criteria
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.
- First Nations, municipalities, or public bodies performing a function of government in Canada.
- Grantees* (a non-qualified donee as defined in the Income Tax Act) such as a club or association.

Community Enrichment Grant Ineligibility:
- Scholarships or bursaries (funded elsewhere by the Foundation)
- Activities of religious organizations that serve primarily their membership and/or direct religious purposes
- Political activities, specifically directly or indirectly supporting or opposing a political party or candidate for public office
- The establishment of or addition to endowment funds
- The establishment of or addition to operating reserves

Proposals focused on the following areas will NOT be accepted through this application.
- Housing insecurity and supports for individuals who are unsheltered
- Environmental protection and climate action
- Social and recreation programming for adults with diverse abilities
- Professional development

Pre-Application Information
All applications are submitted using the online grants portal, from Monday, August 14 to Thursday, September 21, 2023.

Estimated Size of Grant
There is no maximum limit on the amount of funds organizations may request; however, the Foundation strongly encourages applicants to keep their requests reasonable. For information, last year most grants were under $10,000.

Contact Information
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Questions? Contact to learn more.

Comox Valley Community Foundation
PO Box 1454
Comox, BC V9M 7Z9

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