NEW! Alaska Highway 75th Anniversary Grant Program
The 75th Anniversary of the Alaska Highway will mark the celebration of the completion of a corridor linking the North to South, and connecting the various communities in between. 2017 offers an unrivalled opportunity to extend the celebration of this historic achievement to a series of events hosted throughout the year. The Alaska Highway 75th Anniversary Grant Program will provide non-profits, businesses, and individuals with a source of funding to enhance or kick-start their events for the purpose of celebrating and commemorating the Alaska Highway, and its significance to Fort Nelson and the Northern Rockies. With an aim to support welcoming and inclusive events having a broad economic benefit to the community (not solely for the host organization) and a broad audience, it will provide timely approvals through a tri-annual intake to allow for practical planning in preparation for the event or program.
The periods of intake are:
- December 15, 2016 (Winter) (NOW CLOSED)
- April 14, 2017 (Spring), and
- August 4, 2017 (Fall).
Successful applicants to date include:
- Peace Liard Regional Arts Council - 75th Anniversary CD Release - $5,000
- Alaska Highway Historical Art Exhibit - $5,000
- Trapper's Rendezvous - $5,000
- Alaska Highway Road Show - $5,000
- Fort Nelson Secondary School 70's Reunion - $4,576
Visit www.celebratealaskahighway.com for full event listings across the northeast.
The Grant-in-Aid program was established to provide Regional Council a means to provide financial assistance to individuals, groups, and organizations planning programs and events for the Community.
A Grant-in-Aid Policy has been prepared that outlines funding eligibility.
In order to facilitate the fair and timely processing of requests for a Grant-in-Aid all applications must be submitted in writing to the Corporate Services Department using the GIA Application Forms and providing a clear, detailed budget showing anticipated revenues and expenses.
Please note, that as of 2016, GIA requests can now be submitted at any time but will only be considered quarterly.
Quarterly intakes: Deadline for applications is 60 days prior to the Quarter the event is scheduled to be held:
- 1st Quarter (Jan-Mar) Oct 31
- 2nd Quarter (Apr-Jun) Jan 31
- 3rd Quarter (Jul-Sep) Apr 30
- 4th Quarter (Oct-Dec) Jul 31
As funding permits, assistance will be considered based on the following priorities:
- Youth Programs/events
- Seniors programs/events
- Programs/events with a clear benefit to disadvantaged members of the community
- Programs/events designed to improve economic, social and/or environmental well-being of the community
There must be a demonstrated financial need to justify the request. Individual Grant-in-Aid allocations will be to a maximum amount of $1,000 and shall be for no more than 1/3 of the anticipated total cost of the event/program. Please Note: Applications will NOT be considered for commitments or expenses incurred prior to approval of the grant.
Applications will be considered only for non-profit organizations operating within the community or contributing to the general interest, health and/or welfare of the community in its entirety.
For more information or assistance with the application process, please see the Grant-in-Aid Policy or contact the Corporate Services Department at 250-774-2541.