Community Grants Policy and Application Forms
It is the policy of the City of Kimberley to consider, within its financial capacity, financial support to registered community organizations within the City. This support is provided in recognition of the value these organizations provide to the well-being and vibrancy of the community and in helping the City retain a strong community focus.
The City recognizes that supporting volunteer community-based organizations is fundamental to maintaining our quality of life. The City thereby budgets an amount not exceeding 2% of the municipal tax levy annually to the Community Grants Program. The goal of this policy is to establish open and transparent guidelines for the evaluation and distribution of Community Grants.
Please see the full Community Grants Policy for more information. (Amended October 2023)
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2024 Community Project/Event Grant Program
Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2024 grant year. Please stay tuned in January for recipient announcements.
Please note that the 2024 Project/Events Grants process has changed. The City will no longer offer in-kind grants in the same way. Applicants will still be eligible to apply for City staff time and equipment, however, grants will be awarded as cash only. If City staff time and equipment is required, organizations will book through the Parks and Facilities Department and will be billed directly after the conclusion of their event.
In order to make calculations of City staff time and equipment needs, please review the Recreation Facilities Rental Rates Bylaw No. 2579 to calculate required cash amounts. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Please complete the entire application form and include all requested attachments.
The 2023 Final Report Form is available below. Feel free to submit at any time prior to submitting an application for 2024 projects. If you received a 2023 Community Grant, this form will be due by Wednesday, November 15th at 4:00 p.m.
All Applications and Final Reports can be forwarded to:
Pamela Walsh, Manager of Communications & Community Development, 340 Spokane Street, Kimberley, BC, V1A 2E8, Email: email@example.com
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Jack Ratcliffe Commitment to Community Award
The Jack Ratcliffe Commitment to Community Award was developed in 2020 to honour a person or persons who has made or is making a significant contribution to making Kimberley “A good place to be,” through their time, actions, dedication, and/or talents. Named after inaugural award recipient, Jack Ratcliffe, the award will be presented yearly to an eligible individual or individuals who selflessly enhance the quality of life for the community and its residents.
The yearly recipient(s) will meet the following criteria:
- Made a significant impact on the community through extensive volunteer time commitments;
- Contributed talent, energy and skills to support community growth, visibility and/or opportunities;
- Must be a resident(s) of Kimberley (no age restriction);
- Must have made a long-term commitment to the community (at least 3 years)
BC Winter Games Legacy Grants
This grant is closed. Stay tuned for the next round in 2024.
Grants are aimed at amateur sporting groups within the City of Kimberley and can support a variety of programs and projects. Applications are available here:
BC Winter Games Legacy Funds were received from the proceeds of the 1980 and 2008 BC Winter Games and the 2018 BC 55+ Summer Games. Previously administered by the Kimberley and District Community Foundation, the City of Kimberley took over the program in 2020.
Please send completed application forms to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications received after 4:00 p.m. on February 27th, 2023 will not be opened.
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