Grants and Learning Awards

 

Grants

Learning Awards

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The BVCF area extends from Topley to Kitwanga including Granisle, Houston, Telkwa, Smithers, Witset and the Hazeltons.

Learning Awards Application Deadline

 Learning Award intakes start April 1st each year

Annually, May 15th

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Grant Application Deadline

 Grant intakes start October 15th each year

November 30th, 5:00 pm

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Grants

The BVCF has awarded grants since the early 1990’s. Our funds come from interest earned on donations from many generous individual and business donors. Our smallest grants are for a few hundred dollars. We have awarded grants for up to $6,000.00 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.

Community Grants

Learning Awards

Other Awards

 Learning Awards

Each year income from BVCF endowments is offered to students to assist with reaching educational goals. Applications are accepted in Spring. Students can apply for three types of Learning Awards:

Fritz Pfeiffer Adult Learning Awards
BVCF Grade 12 Learning Awards
Wetzin’kwa Grade 12 Learning Awards

These awards start at $1,000.00 . We offer numerous awards each year.

NOTE:

  • Each award has slightly different criteria.
  • Each award requires a separate application.
  • Click on the award names below for details.
  • Read HOW TO APPLY for complete instructions

Photo Gallery

2022

Topley 4-H

Achievement Day

Smithers Public Library

Literacy kits for children and families

Salvation Army

Food banks in Smithers, Houston and the Hazeltons

StoryWalk Smithers

Story Boards

Bulkley Valley Naturalists

Bird Life Interpretive Sign for Willowvale Marsh

Christmas food hamper

BV Collaborative Learning

Cycle 16 Trail Society

Smithers Ski Patrol

Equipment

2021

Smithers Skatepark Society

Skatepark Expansion Project

Spinal cord injury BC

Virtual Workshops

Cycle 16

Bike Path

Groundbreakers Agricultural Association

Kitchen Lending Library

Town of Smithers

Town of Smithers Affordable Recreat

Houston Link to Learning

Equipment

District of New Hazelton

Exercise Equipment

Smithers Curling Club

Renovation

Silverthorne

Breakfast Program

BV Museum Grant

Display Hardware

Telkwa Community Garden

Equipment

2020 and earlier

Positive Living North

Healthy Nutrition Program

Spinal cord injury BC

Virtual Workshops

Valley Youth Fiddlers

Instruction

Treehouse Housing Association

Fencing

Kids Dig Food Camp

Operational Costs

Bulkley Valley Pool

Recreation Access Program

Cycle 16

Cycle Path Construction

Smithers Soup Kitchen

Chairs

Buck Creek/Canfor Hatchery 2020

Smithers Community Band

Folding chairs to take to concert venues.

Starting Smart Collective Kitchen

Food and Equipment

Learner Opportunity Group

Baby Welcome Bags 2020

Houston Link to Learning

Kitchen Renovation

Misty Rivers Community Arts Council

Gallery hanging system for gallery in Old Hazelton

Smithers Public Library

large print books and books on CD

SSS girls' rugby

New Uniforms

Smithers Public Library

Library Grant

Morice Mountain Nordic Ski Club

Ski Lending Library

Hope Air

Medical Travel Assistance

Hazelton Gun Club

Sinage and Safety Gate

Misty Rvers Recording Studio

Equipment

Horses Touching Hearts

Operational Costs

Bulkley Valley Fall Fair

New Shavings Bin

Hazelton Elementary

PAC playground equipment

Skeena Bakery

New Flooring

Bulkley Valley Research Centre's

Augmented Reality Sandbox at the SSS library

Upper Skeena Development

Mural

Smithers Scouts

Operational Costs

Smithers Art Gallery

Pop-up Tent

Gitanmaax Nursery School

Learners Opportunity Group

Kispiox Valley Community Centre

Improvment Grant

Bulkley Valley Museum

Regional Education Workshop

Smithers Ski Patrol

Safety Equipment

BV Gymnastics Association

Equipment Revitalization

Community Grant Information and Criteria

Each year the BVCF offers community 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 individual and business donors. Our smallest grants are for a few hundred dollars. We have awarded grants for up to $6,000.00 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 $40,000.00.

We have awarded grants to many different organizations for projects that support community members from a wide range of ages and interests.

BVCF AREA

The BVCF area extends from Topley to Kitwanga including Granisle, Houston, Telkwa, Smithers and the Hazeltons in North Central B.C.

ELIGIBILITY

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.

GRANT AGREEMENT

If your project is approved, we will complete a written grant agreement with your organization.

TIMING

You must complete your project 12 months from the date of the grant agreement. BVCF must approve any extensions or changes. Organizations may submit more than one grant application, however, in most cases only one will be funded per grant cycle and all requirements of grants received previously must be completed before any new grants are awarded.

Multi-year grants and multi-agency grants may be awarded in some cases and additional conditions will apply.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

In your application, please specify 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.