If you have an idea that will strengthen social well-being and address social issues in communities, this program could help support it.
Who Can Apply
Eligible applicants include registered non-profits, public organizations, municipalities, regional districts and Indigenous organizations. Businesses may be considered depending on the project and its broad community impact. The project must not mainly benefit the interest of the business.
Your project must take place within the Columbia Basin Trust region.
How to Apply
If your project requires less than $5,000, then you can apply for a Social Small Grant.
Social Grants (for requests over $5,000) are now open.
Deadline for applications is October 3, 2017 2:00p.m. PT/ 3:00p.m. MT.
There is a new online application process to apply for Social Grants. You will need to create an account. Click here to be directed to the Trust’s online application site.
Using the Online Application Site:
- If you’re a first time user, you will need to create an account: ourtrust.org/applicationforms.
- Once signed in, you can select the available program.
- Download the Application Guidelines and Worksheet to assist you in gathering the information you will need to complete the application.
- Click on ‘Social Grants Application Form’ to initiate your application. You may save drafts and submit your completed application at any point before the deadline.
- Once your application is complete click ‘Submit’.
- You will receive a confirmation email that your application has been received once you have clicked ‘Submit’.
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Here are examples of past projects that have been approved for grants:
These projects may not reflect our current funding priorities.
Your project should address one of the following three categories:
- QUALITY OF LIFE PROJECTS:
- Implement community-based activities that increase quality of life for Basin residents living in poverty, facing significant barriers and/or experiencing vulnerabilities.
- Improve access to social and community services and resources for Basin residents living in poverty, facing significant barriers and/or experiencing vulnerabilities.
- Implement activities that reduce social isolation and foster inclusion for various populations such as seniors, youth and people with disabilities.
- CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS:
- Implement activities that support physical and mental well-being of children up to 12 years of age, with a focus on children with vulnerabilities or at risk of developing vulnerabilities.
- SOCIAL SECTOR CAPACITY PROJECTS:
- Develop and establish shared services or other efficiencies to address operational challenges of social sector non-profit organizations, while at the same time improving the quality and availability of services for clients.
Download the Final Report Template