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Apply for city’s grant programs

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 12:38 PDT, Fri September 17, 2021

The City of Richmond has opened applications to its annual grant programs to assist the valuable work of non-profit societies. Applications for grants are now open until 5 p.m. on Oct. 20.

The annual city grant programs support non-profit organizations in improving the quality of life of residents through diverse and beneficial community programs. These programs are an important component of the city’s strategy to build an active and thriving Richmond.

The grants fall under four categories: arts and culture; child care; health, social and safety; and parks, recreation and community events. Funding for the grant programs traditionally comes from gaming revenue received from the province’s Host Local Government agreement. 

Despite COVID-19 impacts and changes in revenue, the city will continue to support the 2022 program. Coming later this fall is the new Community Environmental Enhancement Grant program focused on environmental initiatives.

The online grant application process makes it easy for non-profit organizations to apply, and improves safety by reducing the need for person-to-person contact. The online process also enables applicants to revise submissions and retrieve and revise their previous year’s application rather than start fresh each year.

A primary focus for city council is to be strategic in ensuring Richmond residents have access to the supports and services they need. 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.

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