In a bid to get community groups and non-profit organizations back on track in Year 2 of the pandemic, the city of Coquitlam is rolling out its next wave of grants — and a new support hub.
Thursday, the municipality announced it would accept applications to cover up to $10,000 for pandemic-response programs for community groups as well as up to $5,000 to replace lost revenues for registered non-profits that run mostly in Coquitlam; organizations can apply for both streams.
The funding will come through the city’s $5-million Community Support and Recovery Plan. So far, the city has handed out $160,000 in grants to 23 groups and non-profits for programs and services.
Bids will be accepted until July 15, or under the money runs out. Visit coquitlam.ca/csrpgrant. Workshops on how to make application for the grants will be held on May 5 and 6, at 1 p.m.
Meanwhile, not-for-profit groups can also now tap into a Community Volunteer Support Hub program, which will provide resources to help organizations deliver their services during the pandemic.
Among the resources offered are online workshops, volunteer connections and links to get funding. Visit coquitlam.ca/supporthub for more details.