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Canada 150

In addition to our regular granting cycle, the Powell River Community Foundation is proud to partner with Community Foundations of Canada and the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th.  This initiative will provide local community groups with access to funds for projects that celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial.

The funds will support local projects that meet the Objectives of the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th which are:


  • Encourage participation in community activities and events to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary;

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

  • Build vibrant and healthy communities with the broadest possible engagement of all Canadians.


Who can apply for a Canada 150 Grant?


Any organization that is a qualified donee operating in Canada. Eligible donees include:

  • registered charities;

  • registered Canadian amateur athletic associations;

  • registered housing corporations resident in Canada constituted exclusively to provide low-cost housing for the aged;

  • registered Canadian municipalities;

  • registered municipal or public bodies performing a function of government in Canada.


If you are not a qualified donee, you can partner with an organization that is a qualified donee to submit a joint application.


Which projects are Eligible for Funding?


Projects must work towards the objectives of the fund that are stated above.


Projects must be completed by January 31, 2018.


Please note that the following projects will be ineligible:

  • Major infrastructure projects (ie. building a building)

  • Regular / annual events that are not connected to Canada’s 150th (ie. an annual music fest, an annual town fair).

  • Projects related to political activities or lobbying

  • Projects that are designed for fundraising purposes

  • Any activity taking place outside Canada

  • Projects that are already funded in whole or in part by the Government of Canada


Which expenditures are eligible?


Any expense that is reasonable and essential to carry out the project.


Ineligible expenses are as follows:

  • Expenditures to be covered by the grant that have already been incurred at the time of application;

  • Project expenditures that have been or are funded by institutions of the federal government;

  • Large capital expenses (recommended to be kept below $2,000 per expense)

  • Purchase of alcoholic beverages or liquor permits

  • Purchase of any illegal substances

  • Gifts, payments for recognition, or prizes

  • Any legal fees, including traffic fines and penalties

  • Expenditures made after January 31, 2018.


What are the grant amounts?


Grants may range from $100 to $3,500. Applicants are required to match the amount requested through in-kind or cash contributions equal to the value of the grant applied for.


This is a matching program whereby the Powell River Community Foundation will  contribute the same amount as the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th Fund and the applying organization needs to show where their funds are for the project being applied for under this program.



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