City of Richmond invites community grant applications
23 September 2020
Once again, the City of Richmond will make grants available to assist the valuable work of non-profit societies that help improve the quality of life of residents through diverse and beneficial community programs. Applications for grants are now open until Wednesday, October 28.
The annual City grant programs fall under four categories – Arts and Culture; Child Care; Health, Social and Safety; and Parks, Recreation and Community Events – and are an important component of the City’s strategy to build an active and thriving Richmond.
Funding for the grant programs traditionally comes from gaming revenue received from the Province of B.C.’s Host Local Government agreement. Despite COVID-19 impacts and changes in revenue, the City will continue to support the program into 2021 with available funding remaining at 2020 levels without a cost of living increase.
Changes to the grant application process in recent years make it easier for non-profit organizations to apply online, improving safety by reducing the need for person-to-person contact. The online system also enables applicants to revise submissions and retrieve and revise their previous year’s application rather than start fresh each year.
The City of Richmond supports a quality of life for all its residents. City Council recognizes that one way of helping to achieve this goal is through annual grant programs that support the work of not-for-profit, community service organizations.
For more information on the City grant programs guidelines, eligibility criteria, assessment considerations, review process and to access the online application system, visit www.richmond.ca/citygrants.