The Quesnel Community Foundation’s 2023 Grant Cycle is now open for applications.
The Grants from the Foundation are intended to support projects that benefit their local area and residents, provide a service to their community, or take a new, innovative approach in responding to a need or concern within the Quesnel, Lhtako Dene, and North Cariboo regions.
- The Quesnel Community Foundation supports a broad range of projects that offer a service to the community or an innovative approach to a community challenge or concern.
- Projects approved for funding will encompass one or more of the following categories:
Preference will be given to new initiatives that:
- have broad public appeal
- are widely accessible to the community
- promote and enhance self-sufficiency within the community
- emphasize and utilize the skills and resources that exist in the community
- strengthen the social and cultural structure of the community
- demonstrate partnership and collaboration
- will realize a significant result with the funding
- have a definite purpose and a clear timeline
- respond creatively and effectively to local problems and challenges
- build on the community’s social capital and civic vitality, and
- agree to a commitment for project evaluation and assessment
- In addition to their general Grant Application, there are currently two Field of Interest Grants established by donors in their community. Please submit an application during their 2023 Grant Cycle if you feel you qualify for either one:
- Holger Bauer Forest Safety Award – a Grant established for the purpose of aiding in forest safety, outdoor recreation, forest stewardship, and forest conservation.
- David Gibb Memorial Art Award – a Grant established for the purpose of supporting the practice of the arts by both groups and individuals in the Quesnel area.
- Community organizations that are registered charities or qualified recipients under the Income Tax Act are eligible to apply for Grants from the Foundation. Organizations that do not have charitable status may still be considered through a partnership agreement with the City of Quesnel. This relationship and agreement must be formal and in writing between the Registered Charity (City) and the applicant organization. The relationship must be a formal arrangement set out in writing between the registered charity (City) and the applicant organization after final project approval by the Foundation.
- The Foundation accepts a maximum of one Project Proposal per Community Organization per year.
- Please note: Non-profit society registration in British Columbia does not, by itself, qualify an organization as a registered charity.
For more information, visit Quesnel Community Foundation.