NOW OPEN: Up to $5,000 for C2C Forums from UBCM 

C2C Forum Funding now availableGood day, eh!  There’s been a bumper crop of First Nation funding of late and today’s post provides for collaborative discussion and planning between First Nations and their neighbouring municipal body.

The Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) and the First Nations Summit are once again accepting applications to the Community to Community (C2C) Forums program.  The goal of a Regional C2C Forum is to increase understanding and to improve overall relations between First Nations and local governments. The events are intended to provide a time and place for dialogue on issues of common responsibility or interest.  Maximum grant is $5,000 (the applicant must provide fifty percent (50%) of the total eligible costs for the forum in cash or in-kind.)  Deadline: Friday, May 31st, 2013.

To qualify for funding, a C2C Forum must include dialogue between neighbouring First Nation and local government elected officials and must work toward one or more of the following objectives:

• Educating and informing the participating governments about current issues in relationships between the First Nations and local governments.

• Providing a forum for dialogue on a specific concern or topical issue.

• Strengthening relationships and fostering future co-operative action by building stronger links between First Nation and local government elected officials and staff.

• Determining opportunities for future collaboration and joint action.

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