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Community Grants

Policy:

The Council of the City of Rossland recognizes the value to the community of local service clubs, groups, non-profit societies and charitable organizations, especially in their efforts to promote or meet the goals and objectives of the City’s Official Community Plan and Strategic Sustainability Plan.

The City may make grants available, subject to budgetary constraints, to assist these organizations in accordance with the terms and conditions of this policy.

Purpose of the Policy:

The policy is directed towards providing financial assistance to organizations and groups in a manner which will benefit the community and promote Rossland, or where funding is used to leverage other grant opportunities.  

Policy Guidelines:

  • Council will consider two different levels of funding requests:
  • Category A (Grant funding exceeding $25,000), Category B (Grant funding in amounts less than $25,000)
  • Category A requests will be required to make a presentation to Council prior to funding being approved.
  • Category B requests are invited to make a presentation to Council in support of the request, if time permits or requested by Council.
  • Presentations will be conducted during Regular Council Meetings or Committee-of-the-Whole Meetings, scheduled in November and/or December of each year.  
  • A grant may take the form of a property tax exemption under the provisions of the Community Charter, free or subsidized use of City Facilities, in-kind benefits or cash.
  • Approval of a grant application in any year does not imply or suggest that approval will be received in subsequent years.
  • Council may request additional information from any applicant in order to be able to determine either eligibility for a grant or the amount, if any, to be awarded.
  • All successful applicants will be required to complete an annual report or post-project completion report for Council.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be from a service club, group, non-profit societies or charitable organizations
  • The applicant must be able to demonstrate how the grant will assist the applicant in meeting the goals and objectives of the City.
  • Council may request additional information from any applicant in order to be able to determine either eligibility for a grant or the amount, if any, to be awarded.
  • Only fully completed, neatly printed or typed applications will be considered. Partial submissions will be eliminated from the eligibility list.
  • Category A requests (Grant funding exceeding $25,000) will be required to make a presentation to Council prior to funding being approved.
  • Category B requests (Grant funding in amounts less than $25,000) are invited to make a presentation to Council in support of the request, if time permits. 
  • All applicants will be required to enter into a Service Agreement, drafted by the City. 
  • All applications submitted after the applicable deadline (October 31) shall not qualify for review until the following year.

Non Eligibility:

Requests or proposals will be rejected that:

  • Apply to prior years’ operations or capital deficits;
  • Are received from applicants having received past funds that have not submitted an annual report, project completion report or requested documentation from the City.
  • Provide assistance to a business or compete with a business.
  • Have not provided Independently Prepared or Board Approved Financial Statements for required years.
  • Have contravened any section/part of previous years’ Service Agreement between the City and the Applicant.