Applying

 

Applying for Adult and Grade 12 Learning Awards

 

How to Apply

Applications are open April 1st and must be submitted by May 15.

1. Application Form

Use a separate form for each award:

  • Fritz Pfeiffer Adult Learning Award Application Form:  Word Document OR printable PDF
  • BVCF Grade 12 Learning Award Application Form: Word Document OR printable PDF
  • Wetzin’kwa Grade 12 Learning Award Application Form: Word Document OR printable PDF

To use a FILLABLE Microsoft Word form:

i. Use the Microsoft Word version of the application form. The file will open in a format that allows certain boxes to be completed. Boxes requiring input show as “Click or tap here to enter text”.

ii. Save this form to your computer and complete the required information. Do not fill out the form with your internet browser.

iii. When you have finished editing the form use the “save as” function to save the file and select a new name using your last name first. Save in pdf format.

To use a PRINTABLE PDF form:

i. Download and print the PDF version of the application form. Fill in required information.

ii. Scan and email to the BVCF OR send a copy by mail with your letters.

2. Cover Letter

Your cover letter is an important component of your application. The BVCF Learning Awards committee will review it carefully when determining eligibility for for the awards.

Include:

  • An introduction to yourself
  • Why you are applying for the award
  • Details of your achievements, volunteer work, and community, school and leadership activities
  • Why you feel you are a good applicant for the award.

You must sign the letter. Include with your application form.

3. Two Reference Letters

You must include two reference letters. References can be from current or past teachers, coaches, employers, mentors or others who are familiar with your achievements. Your references should explain why you are a good candidate for the award.

Letters must be signed by the references. Include with your application form(s).

Submit Complete Package

1.Application form(s), 2. Cover letter and 3. Reference letters to:

info@bvcf.ca

Applying for Grants

 

How to Apply

​To apply for a BVCF grant, we must receive a complete application package by

November 30th.

2. Download, assemble and save your documents

our 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 Grant Application Form.

3. Submit your documents

To use a FILLABLE Microsoft Word form:

i. Use the Grant Application Form, Microsoft Word version. The form is a fillable Word file. The file will open in a format that only allows certain boxes to be edited. Boxes requiring input show as Click or tap here to enter text.

ii. Save this form to your computer and complete the required information. Do not fill out the form with your internet browser.

iii. When you have finished editing the form use the “save as” function to save the file and select a new name (e.g. our-charity-1.doc, our-charity-2.doc and so on.) Save in pdf format and email to the BVCF.

Attach copies of:

  • Partnership Agreement with a registered charity if applicable
  • Financial statement for your organization
  • Supplier quotes for the project, if available
  • 4-page Grant Application Form.
    To use a PRINTABLE PDF form:

i. Download and print the Grant Application Form, PDF version. Fill in required information.

ii. Scan and email to the BVCF OR send by mail. Include copies of

  • Partnership Agreement with a registered charity if applicable
  • Financial statement for your organization
  • Supplier quotes for the project, if available
  • 4-page Grant Application Form.
    Package must be legible and must arrive by 5 PM on November 30.

If you have any questions at any time about the process, contact us at info@bvcf.ca OR by phone at 250-847-4356.

4. Your application will be reviewed and you will receive a reply whether you are successful or not.

If your project is approved we will prepare a grant agreement and sign it at our Grant Award Event or by alternate arrangement.

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.

5. Submit Final Report

Include the receipts and publicity materlals. Once the final report has been approved then project funds will be dispersed to you. Learn More here

Final Reporting

 

How to complete the Grant Final Report

1. Assemble receipts and project photos

  • Include receipts that are pertinent to the portion of the project receiving BVCF funding.
  • You must have permission for the BVCF to use photos in promotional materials. We require at least one project photo.

2. Submit your report

To use a FILLABLE Microsoft Word form:

i. Use the Fillable Microsoft Word Form MS Word version. The form is a fillable Word file. The file will open in a format that only allows certain boxes to be edited. Boxes requiring input show as Click or tap here to enter text.

ii. Save this form to your computer and complete the required information. Do not fill out the form with your internet browser.

iii. When you have finished editing the form use the “save as” function to save the file and select a new name (e.g. our-charity-1.doc, our-charity-2.doc and so on.) Save in pdf format and email to the BVCF.

Include receipts and at least one project photo.

To use a PRINTABLE PDF form:

i. Download and print the BVCF_Grant_Final_Report_PDF. Fill in required information.

ii. Scan and email to the BVCF OR send by mail.

Attach receipts and at least one project photo.

If you have any questions at any time about the process, contact us at info@bvcf.ca OR by phone at 250-847-4356.

3. Your Grant Final Report will be reviewed

We will request further information if needed.

4. Once your Grant Final Report is approved we will forward the grant funds

NOTE: If you have partnered with a registered charity, the funds will be sent to the registered charity.

This Grant Final Report will help us determine impacts of BVCF grants and report back to supporters, and provide you with the opportunity to describe your accomplishments.

Return the report by the due date in the grant agreement. Grant payment will be sent after the report has been received and approved.