NOW OPEN: RBC Blue Water Project™ funding

Now accepting proposals!Salut, Funds Fans!  Here’s a fantastic opportunity for water stewardship groups.  In 2013-2014, the RBC Blue Water Project will focus on supporting initiatives that help protect and preserve water in towns, cities and urbanized areas with populations of more than 10,000 people that focus on:

Improved control and management of urban storm or rain water

Efficient and innovative use (or capture and reuse) of water in towns and cities

Protection and restoration of urban waterways; and improved urban water quality

There are two types of grants available:

Community Action Grants: These grants range from $1,000 to $10,000, and are awarded to local or community-based organizations in Canada, the United States or the Caribbean. We have established an application deadline for Community Action Grants, rather than accepting applications year round. This will allow us to review all applications in a fair and consistent manner. Applications are due on February 8, 2013.

2013 RBC Blue Water Project Community Action Grant Application

Leadership Grants: These grants range from $10,001 to $100,000 and are awarded to organizations that are leaders in providing programs in North America and other countries where RBC does business. Interested organizations must submit an Expression of Interest. The Expression of Interest stage is a new feature of the RBC Blue Water Project Leadership grants process, intended to save charitable organizations the time and effort of completing a full RBC Blue Water Project Leadership Grant application and to help us pre-screen applicants and projects. Please complete the Expression of Interest form, and if your project would qualify for consideration, we will invite you to submit a formal RBC Blue Water Project Leadership Grant Application. The deadline to submit an Expression of Interest is January 11, 2013.

2013 RBC Blue Water Project Leadership Grant Expression of Interest

Organizations applying for RBC Blue Water Project grants must be:

  • a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)  registered charity or other qualified donee in Canada
  • be an IRS 501 (c)3 charity in the United States
  • or if outside Canada or the United States, have official charitable status as designated by local regulatory authorities.

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