Civic Grants

The City is now accepting applications for the 2017 Grants-in-Aid program. 

Annually, City Council awards a limited amount of funds to recipients doing work in the community that either benefits the residents of the City or brings favourable publicity to the City, thereby raising civic pride and awareness.

Application Submission Information

  • The deadline is February 1, 2017.  Applicants will be notified by April 1, 2017.

 General Community Grant-in-Aid eligibility criteria

  • Membership in the group, team, or society applying for the grant should be at least 25% from White Rock.  Notwithstanding if, in the opinion of the Committee, the group will bring some substantial benefit to the community, then approval may be granted.
  • An individual requesting a grant must be a White Rock resident or must be representing White Rock in a provincial, federal, or international event.  Notwithstanding, exceptions can be made if the applicant has a current affiliation with the City or has made a significant contribution to the City in the past.
  • Grants shall not be approved where the stated or likely purpose is to pay for past deficits or debts incurred by the organization.
  • A sports team or club will only be considered for a grant if they are regional or provincial champions are identified with White Rock, and are participating in national, Western Canadian, or international competition.
  • The grant must be used to contribute to the general interest and advantage of the City of White Rock.
  • All grant recipients must submit a report to the Director of Financial Services disclosing the use of the grant funds on or before December 31. Recipients who do not submit a report will be ineligible to apply for a grant in the subsequent year.

 New or expanded Arts and Culture Grants-in-Aid

The City offers supplementary funding to support and develop new or expanded arts and culture events.  

  • The Arts and Culture Project Grant provides funding to eligible organizations that initiate a new arts festival, celebration, or event in the community. 
  • The intent of the grant is to provide seed money to support local artists, arts and culture organizations and to promote the spirit of celebration in White Rock.  

The following criteria are for organizations applying for the new arts and cultural event grant.

  • The event must occur in the City of White Rock.
  • The event must showcase local area artists, be inclusive, accessible and welcoming to the public.
  • Applicants must be an arts and cultural organization registered and in good standing as a non-profit society in the province of British Columbia.
  • Applicants from organizations that have received an Arts and Culture Event grant in aid previously must demonstrate that the current project is different from the activity which received the previous grant in aid.
  • Applicants may not apply for a General grant-in-aid and an Arts and Culture Event grant-in-aid for the same project.
  • Preference will be given to new events that address gaps in the existing event calendar and have the potential to become major arts and culture events. A new event is defined as an event that has not previously existed and is occurring for the first time. An event that is part of an ongoing series or part of the core programming of an organization is not considered new.
  • All grant recipients must submit a report to the Director of Financial Services disclosing the use of the grant funds on or before December 31. Recipients who do not submit a report will be ineligible to apply for a grant in the subsequent year.

 You may review the complete policy: Grants-in-Aid Policy

To submit your application

Fill out and submit the approprite form(s):

General Grant-in-Aid Arts and Culture Event Grant-in-Aid

 

 

 

 

 

Submit online applications to finance@whiterockcity.ca.  Please attach any supporting documentation to your email.

Paper applications may be scanned and emailed to finance@whiterockcity.ca or mailed to:

Grants-in-Aid
c/o Financial Services
15322 Buena Vista Ave
White Rock, BC  V4B 1Y6

Fax number: (604)541-2118

Please note that the deadline for the annual review of applications is Wednesday February 1, 2016.  Applicancations received after this date will be reviewed in June of 2017.