Celebration grants available for Canada’s 150th in South Okanagan

The CFSO is inviting you to dream big about your community your country and how you want to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday

Are you or your organization planning a project, idea, or event to mark Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation in 2017?

If you are looking for help, the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan has partnered with Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada to provide small grants supporting community initiatives in the South Okanagan Similkameen region.

The CFSO is inviting you to dream big about your community, your country and how you want to celebrate this historic moment in history. Grant applications are being accepted from Sept. 19 to Nov. 4 for the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th.

Who can apply?

The Community Fund for Canada’s 150 is available to qualified recipients operating within Canada, with the exception of the federal, provincial, and territorial governments; the United Nations, and the Crown.

Community groups and others are welcome to work with a qualified recipient to make an application to the fund. In the case of such a collaboration, the recipient would submit the application and act as a fiscal agent on behalf of the collaborating parties.

What kinds of projects are eligible for funding?

Eligible projects must be based in Canada, and must work towards the fund’s objectives, to:

Encourage participation in community activities and events to mark Canada’s 150 anniversary of Confederation;

Inspire a deeper understanding about the people, places and events that shape our country and our communities; or

Build vibrant and healthy communities with the broadest possible engagement of all Canadians, including indigenous peoples; groups that reflect our cultural diversity; youth; and official language minorities.

Eligible projects are required to match the grant requested, through in-kind or cash contributions equal to the value of the grant.

Eligible projects must commit to performing funded activities and expenditures between the date that the grant is approved and before January 31, 2018.

For more information or how to apply please visit http://www.cfso.net/grants/community-fund-for-canadas-150, or contact the CFSO: 250-493-9311 or coordinator@cfso.net.