NOW OPEN: Big funds for communities!

canada150logoHi Funds Fans!  Great news 🙂

As of May 19th, 2015, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is accepting applications for the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.  This funding is intended to rehabilitate, renovate and expand existing public infrastructure for community use. In Western Canada, strong preference will be given to projects that are undertaking meaningful upgrades to existing cultural and community facilities, including, but not limited to, community centres, libraries and recreational facilities.  Granting streams: 1) up to $250,000 and 2) up to $500,000.  Deadline: June 17th, 2015.

Eligible applicants include:

  • A local or regional government established under provincial or territorial statute;
  • A public sector body that is wholly owned by an eligible applicants listed above;
  • A not-for-profit entity;
  • A provincial or territorial entity that provides municipal-type services to communities, as defined by provincial or territorial statute (including school boards); and,
  • A First Nation government, including a Band or Tribal Council or its agent (including wholly-owned corporation) on the condition that the First Nation has indicated support for the project and for the legally-designated representative to seek funding through a formal Band or Tribal Council resolution, or other documentation from Self-governing First Nations.

In addition, eligible applicants must:

  • Directly own the infrastructure assets, facility or land which are being renovated or have a long-term lease in place (with permission from the owner to undertake renovations); and,
  • If you have a long-term lease in place please attach to your application proof that you have permission from the owner to undertake renovations.
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