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City seeking grant applications

Do you have a great idea that could help to increase community pride, celebrate Prince George or just continue to make Prince George a great place to live? The City of Prince George is seeking applications for three grant programs that may help you with your great idea, event or project.

The Community Enhancement Grant, the myPG Community Grant and the Celebrate Prince George Community Grant provide non-profit groups and other community organizations with the financial support to get good, local ideas off the ground. The application deadline for these grants is October 15, 2017.

“Our community is full of volunteers and non-profit groups with great ideas to encourage and promote health, recreation, well-being, and special events,” says City of Prince George Community Coordinator, Cheryl Livingstone Leman. “These grants can act as the spark that helps a great idea ignite.”

Community Enhancement Grant

The Community Enhancement Grant offers community members an opportunity to improve neighbourhoods, foster civic pride, and grow a proud, confident, safe, sustainable, and healthy community. Past recipients include the organizers of Candy Cane Lane, the College Heights Community Association Halloween event, and the 12th Avenue garden project. Grants range from $200 to $1000. The contact for this program is Paulette Wilson at 250-561-7788.

Celebrate Prince George Community Grant

The Celebrate Prince George Community Grant financially supports and assists in the growth and development of new and existing events that occur in July and February during the Celebrate Prince George Winter and Summer Festivals. The upcoming October 15 deadline is for July 2018 events.

This grant will support events that create a festive atmosphere, increase visitation, and make a significant and positive impact in the community. The City will consider all applications with a minimum request of $5,000 and can support up to 100 percent of eligible expenses. The contact for this program is Jen Tkachuk at 250-614-7880.

myPG Community Grant

The myPG Grant help local organizations develop and implement innovative activities, projects, and events that contribute to making Prince George a great community.

Eligible activities can be large or small, and activities or projects and should be accessible to residents of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and income levels. Applications will be evaluated based on alignment with the following criteria:

  • Increasing community pride
  • Encouraging a safe community
  • Providing social connections for citizens
  • Encouraging physical activity
  • Providing opportunities for involvement in arts and culture
  • Ensuring equity and inclusion

The contact for this program is Sarah Brown at 250-614-7897.

Further information about these grants, including how to apply, can be found on the City’s website.

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