The Grant in Aid Policy 2008-02 has been updated and going forward, groups have to submit their application for a recurring community event grant-in-aid by December 1st of the year prior to the year the grant is required. This will give Council opportunity to review applications during the budget process and if more information is required, Council may also request the applicant’s attendance at the February Finance Committee meeting.
The revised policy separates grant in aid requests into four separate categories: recurring community events, community projects, special events, and permissive tax exemptions.
Grant claims submitted after the deadline shall not qualify for review until the following year, except for impromptu charitable events, subject to remaining budget funds.
To notify non-profit groups that applied for a grant in aid in 2018 & 2019, letters will be sent in the fall to explain the process including a copy of the District’s revised Grants-In-Aid policy. The policy and application form have been posted to the District’s website.
For more information, feel free to contact the Finance department at 250.674.2257.