Port Moody organizations seeking funds to further improve outreach during the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic have about two weeks to ask the city for help.
The deadline for city hall's 2022 community grant program is set for Jan. 31.
Non-profits and community groups are encouraged to submit and application with potential of receiving up to $3,000 each to aid with a specific program or to cover much-needed expenses "that contribute to the general interest and benefit of local residents and businesses," a city statement reads.
Last year, a total of $18,250 in grants were distributed to 10 organizations out of 12 applications collected and reviewed by the Port Moody citizen advisory group (CAG).
The city lists the following criteria that the CAG following to choose who it believes should receive funding:
- Availability of funds budgeted for grants and donations
- How a group will address a need in the community
- Which city goals and objectives are met
- The promotion of well-being and quality of life of Port Moody residents
- The degree to which funding will be used for the community as a whole
- Applying for other sources of funding
- How funds will be used in Port Moody
- The organization's needs
- Benefits to people of all ages and abilities
- Volunteer involvement
- Fostering of community spirit
Recommendations will then be presented to Mayor Rob Vagramov and city council to finalize and approve qualifying recipients.
The CAG is made up of 250 local residents of various ages, all of whom volunteer time and effort to provide public input on key city issues.
For more information about community grants and how to apply, you’re encouraged to visit the City of Port Moody’s website.