The BVCF Grant Program
Each year the BVCF offers grants to not-for-profit organizations in our area.
Our purpose is to enhance the quality of life in our communities. Our fields of interest are education, social/family, fine arts, cultural, health, youth, community and sports/recreation.
DATES TO REMEMBER
October 15 - grant cycle begins
November 30 - 5 PM - deadline for grant applications
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECTS
The BVCF has awarded grants since the early 1990’s! Our funds come from interest earned on donations from many generous donors. Our smallest grants are for a few hundred dollars. We have awarded one or two grants for $5,000.00 but the average grant is in the $1,000.00 to $3,000.00 range. Our total available funding each year depends on donations and interest earned, and is typically $25,000.00 to $35,000.00.
We have awarded grants to many different organizations for projects that support community members from a wide range of ages and interests.
The BVCF area extends from Topley to Kitwanga including Granisle, Houston, Telkwa, Smithers, the Hazeltons, and Upper Skeena regions in North Central B.C.
Organizations that are registered charities or qualified donees under the Income Tax Act are eligible to apply for BVCF grants.
Organizations that are NOT registered charities or qualified donees under the Income Tax Act may be eligible to apply for BVCF grants by contracting with an agency that is a registered charity, which will
• agree to have their charitable registration number used on the application
• accept any funds on behalf of the applicant
• provide a written statement of their agreement.
Grants are NOT made to individuals or businesses.
If your project is approved, we will complete a written grant agreement with your organization.
You must complete your project 12 months from the grant approval date. We must approve any extensions or changes. We will approve a maximum of one grant per organization each year.
Multi-year grants and multi-agency grants may be awarded in some cases and additional conditions will apply.
In your application, please let us know how you will publicly acknowledge BVCF contributions to your project. Grant final reports should include at least one photo of the project that we can publish.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for a BVCF grant, we must receive a complete application by November 30, 2019. If you have any questions at any time about the process, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Read the following (download from documents list on the right side of this page):
BVCF Grant Policy
Guidelines for Partnering with a Registered Charity (If you are not a registered charity).
2. Download, assemble and save your documents. Your application must include the following documents:
i) Partnership Agreement with a Registered Charity. If applicable, work with your registered charity partner to complete this agreement.
ii) Most recent financial statement for the organization that is applying for the grant.
iii) Supplier quotes for the project, if available.
iv) The 4-page Grant Application Form.
3. Submit your documents
Enter your identification information in the fillable fields at the end of this page.
Upload each of your saved documents. Be sure to include the Partnership Agreement with a Registered Charity if applicable, financial statement for your organization, supplier quotes for the project, if available and the 4-page Grant Application Form.
Click the SUBMIT button below to send in your complete package.
Print the Grant Application Form, complete manually, and send to the BVCF by mail. Include copies of the Partnership Agreement with a Registered Charity if applicable, financial statement for your organization, and supplier quotes for the project, if available.
Package must be legible and must arrive by November 30, 2019.
Save the Grant Application Form as a pdf, complete it and email it to the BVCF. See this instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Save-Online-Fill-In-Forms-As-PDF/. Attach copies of the Partnership Agreement with a Registered Charity, financial statement for your organization, and supplier quotes for the project, if available.
4. Your application will be reviewed and you will receive a reply whether you are successful or not.
5. If your project is approved we will prepare a grant agreement and sign it at our Grant Award Event or by alternate arrangement.
6. As your project progresses, retain receipts applicable to the portion of the project funded by BVCF showing the work and/or materials paid for and dated after the project approval date. You will need to submit these with your Final Report. Please keep copies of newsletters, newspaper articles, photographs and other materials especially those that acknowledge the BVCF contribution.
7. When your project is completed you will submit your Final Report. Include the receipts and publicity materlals. Once the final report has been approved then project funds will be dispersed to you.