Community Enhancement Grant Feedback

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City Council has identified that the City’s Community Enhancement Grant policy as it exists presently doesn’t provide enough information for them to be able to support new opportunities to fund other groups outside those traditionally funded. For the last number of years the same organizations have been recipients of the available grant funds meaning other groups who have applied have not received funding. In some cases, the organizations that applied did not meet the criteria or Council has faced the difficult alternative prospect of withdrawing funding from one organization in order to give to another, given the limited pool of funds. It was decided that a policy refresh be undertaken in order to provide updated guidance on what the community wants to see supported by public funds.

As part of the process, staff gathered a group of non-profit organizers and community members to evaluate the policies of other municipalities and provide suggestions, and we are now bringing this information to the broader population for input. Your feedback will assist us in understanding the community’s priorities, and informing the policy staff will recommend to Council so that these priorities are taken into account.

Please note that this survey has now concluded. Responses (after removal of any identifying information) will be provided to Council for consideration during the review and renewal of the City's Community Enhancement Grant policy and intake process. An update on the policy will be provided here once available. Thank you to those who participated!

City Council has identified that the City’s Community Enhancement Grant policy as it exists presently doesn’t provide enough information for them to be able to support new opportunities to fund other groups outside those traditionally funded. For the last number of years the same organizations have been recipients of the available grant funds meaning other groups who have applied have not received funding. In some cases, the organizations that applied did not meet the criteria or Council has faced the difficult alternative prospect of withdrawing funding from one organization in order to give to another, given the limited pool of funds. It was decided that a policy refresh be undertaken in order to provide updated guidance on what the community wants to see supported by public funds.

As part of the process, staff gathered a group of non-profit organizers and community members to evaluate the policies of other municipalities and provide suggestions, and we are now bringing this information to the broader population for input. Your feedback will assist us in understanding the community’s priorities, and informing the policy staff will recommend to Council so that these priorities are taken into account.

Please note that this survey has now concluded. Responses (after removal of any identifying information) will be provided to Council for consideration during the review and renewal of the City's Community Enhancement Grant policy and intake process. An update on the policy will be provided here once available. Thank you to those who participated!

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded and all (anonymous) responses will be provided to Council for consideration in the development of their new Community Enhancement Grant policy and process. Thank you to those who participated.

    As part of the process of reviewing our Community Enhancement Grant Policy for how the City distributes funds  staff gathered a group of non-profit organizers and community members to evaluate the policies of other municipalities and provide suggestions, and we are now bringing this information to the broader population for input. Your feedback will assist us in understanding the community’s priorities, and informing the policy staff will recommendations to Council so that these priorities are taken into account. Thank you for participating in the Community Enhancement Grant Survey and giving your valuable feedback!

    Information is being collected, as per Section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of better informing the City's grant policy development.

    If you have any questions pertaining to the protection of your privacy, please feel free to contact:

    Veronika Stewart, Communications Manager, City of Prince Rupert, 424 3rd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, BC
    Phone: (250) 627 0976 Email: veronika.stewart@princerupert.ca

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