City seeks applicants for 2022 Social and Community Development Grant

City looks to award grants

The City of Kamloops is looking to provide funding for projects that will address community needs such as affordable housing, childcare, food security or supports for homelessness.

According to a release from the city, funding will be made available through the 2022 Social and Community Development Grant for projects run by non-profit organizations and societies.

“Projects will be evaluated and awarded based on the quality of application and benefit to the community,” the city said.

Interested organizations can apply for up to $30,000, and the grant can go towards operational costs, special projects or seed money for a social enterprise initiative.

The city said applicants need to demonstrate their project will address one of the priorities identified in the Kamloops Social Plan, including alternative transportation, food security, mental health services, or tackling drug-related crime and addiction issues.

Those applying will need to show their project will strengthen the well-being of the community, address community issues and concerns and improve capacity to meet specific social needs.

The 2022 Social and Community Development Grant application deadline is Nov. 15 at 8 a.m.

The city said applicants will find out if they have been approved for funding in December.

Interested organizations can find out more information and apply through the City of Kamloops website.

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