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Our 2022 Grant Applications are now Closed

 

Our 2022 Community Grant Application window is now closed, and we would like to thank all of those who have submitted a Project Proposal for this year!

Every year, the Quesnel Community Foundation is proud to distribute grants to local not-for-profit groups and organizations, that respond to a broad range of community needs and are aimed at enhancing the quality of life within our community.

All applicants will be contacted on or before March 4th, 2022, regarding which projects have been chosen to move forward in this year’s application process.

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • Date Declined Applicants will be contacted by: March 4, 2022
  • Board Approval for Final Grant Award Recipients: Tuesday March 15, 2022
  • Notification to Final Grant Award Recipients: Friday March 18, 2022
  • Grant Signing Awards Ceremony: BEING PLANNED!  Date TBA

All successful grant recipients are expected to file a Final Report, invoices and send photos to QCF by Friday September 30th, 2022.  

 

How To Receive Grants

 

To apply for a grant:

  1. Read through all of the information and documents below.
  2. If you feel your project may qualify for a grant, submit a Project Proposal by completing the application form and sending it electronically to the Foundation Coordinator, Sue Hunt, at quesnelcommunityfoundation@gmail.comTo create it as a fillable form on your computer, please open the link above or in the list of documents below. Click the "enable editing" button at the top and then "save as" the application to your own computer/desktop. *If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out. 
  3. Your Project Proposal will be reviewed by the Grants Committee within a few weeks of the due date. All proposals will receive a reply.
  4. If your proposal is accepted and chosen to move forward, a more detailed application will be sent to your/your group or organization. *If your organization is not a registered charity it is recommended that you contact the City of Quesnel at this stage.  They may be able to assist you in qualifying for funding by acting as an intermediary in accordance with CRA rules.  To be eligible, your organization will be required to enter into an agreement with the City who will receive, administer, and distribute QCF grant funding to your organization under the Terms of the Agreement.

 

Documents to download:

 

For information on alternative Grant sources, click here.

For more information on the Foundation and our Grants process, please read the Frequently Asked Questions.

For examples of previous initiatives that the Foundation has funded since our Endowment Fund was initiated in 2001, please visit our websites’ Archived Projects.

 

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2019

In 2019 the Foundation awarded $80,400 to 12 local community groups.  This is our largest disbursement to date and includes our single largest award to an individual organization - $20,000 to the Pet Safe Coalition towards an office trailer to assist with animal emergency response. None of this would be possible without the generous support of our volunteers, donors, sponsors and support from the community.  Thanks to everyone for making Quesnel a great place to live!

Pet Safe Coalition

Pet Safe Coalition

$20,000.00
Office Trailer

Quesnel Curling Centre

Quesnel Curling Centre

$10,000.00
Accessibility Lift

Quesnel Aquatic Club

Quesnel Aquatic Club

$8,500.00
Time clock components

Back Country Horseman of BC - north cariboo

Back Country Horseman of BC - north cariboo

$8,000.00
COTT Rawlings Trailhead

Lightning Creek Ski Club

Lightning Creek Ski Club

$8,000.00
Timing hut, computer, safety equipment

Quesnel Outback Quadders

Quesnel Outback Quadders

$6,000.00
Wetland Bypass Trail

Includes $1800 from the Holger Bauer Fund

Quesnel Rod & Gun Club

Quesnel Rod & Gun Club

$6,000.00
Fencing

Quesnel & District 4-H Council

Quesnel & District 4-H Council

$5,000.00
Safety equipment

Quesnel & District Child Development Centre

Quesnel & District Child Development Centre

$3,500.00
UPPSEE Mobility Device

Quesnel Special Olympics

Quesnel Special Olympics

$2,400.00
Track & Field Equipment

Big Brothers Big Sisters Quesnel

Big Brothers Big Sisters Quesnel

$1,500.00
lap top and chair

Therapy & Reading assistance pets

Therapy & Reading assistance pets

$1,500.00
Carry Bags for handlers


2018

In 2018 the Foundation awarded over $68,000 to 15 local non-profit groups.  

Back Country Horsemen

Back Country Horsemen

$10,000.00
Telegraph Trails upgrade

Rob LaFrance and Christy Wheeler of back Country horsemen B.C. accept a grant for $10,000 to upgrade the Telegraph Trails from Goose river to Blackwater River – installing 200 m of boardwalk and bridges.

Pesenting the award is QC Foundation Sustaining Partner Glen Boudreau of FraserView Pharmacy.

Quesnel Curling Centre

Quesnel Curling Centre

$10,000.00
Upgrade to Lounge 'The Patch'

The Quesnel Curling Centre will host the Men’s Provincial championships in early 2019, and they will have an upgraded lounge partially due to funding received from the Quesnel Foundation.

Accepting the $10,000 award on behalf of the club are Blair and Linnea Hedden. Presenting the award is Quesnel Foundation President Mary Sjostrom.

Cariboo Ski Touring Club

Cariboo Ski Touring Club

$8,000.00
Towards new snow-making machine

Bruce Self accepts a cheque for $8,000 from QC Foundation Director and donor Jim Gorsline. Along with other funds they have received, the club plans to purchase a snow-making machine to ensure their youth ski school elementary program runs continuously throughout the winter season. Over 700 children from local schools participate annually!

Fit Pet Dogs Sports Association

Fit Pet Dogs Sports Association

$5,700.00
New Flooring

Mayor Bob Simpson, presents a Grant Award of $5,700 to Barb King of the Quesnel Fit Pet Dog Sports Association for new flooring.

Alex Fraser Park Society

Alex Fraser Park Society

$5,000.00
Office Administration centre

Bob Lebeck, Past QC Foundation President, presents Greg Brink of the Alex Fraser Park Society with a Grant of $5,000 towards their office implementation project.

BCSPCA

BCSPCA

$5,000.00
Accessible front and back entrances

QC Foundation Vice-President and Grant Committee Chair Bruce Broughton presents Colby O’Flyn of the Quesnel BCSPCA with a grant for $5,000 for accessible back and front entrances.

Quesnel Youth Soccer Association

Quesnel Youth Soccer Association

$5,000.00
New Utility Vechicle

Gilbert Schotel and Colin MacKenzie accept a Grant for $5,000 for the Quesnel Youth Soccer Association to replace their aging utility vehicle.

CRD Area C Director and Foundation Supporter John Massier presents the award.

Quesnel Technics Gymnastics Club

Quesnel Technics Gymnastics Club

$4,500.00
New Equipment for new location

Vivian Wurm, Foundation Supporter and Family Fund donor presents an award for $4,500 to Quesnel Technics Gymnastic Club representatives, Jennfier Grant and Sherry McLeod. The club plans to buy additional equipment for their new location.

Friends of Quesnel Museum

Friends of Quesnel Museum

$3,300.00
Large Mural for outdoor case

This year the Foundation distributed a total of $68,100 of Endowment income to local community groups.

Sandy Norman, long time Friend of the Foundation presents the award to Honey Affleck of Friends of Quesnel Museum. They received $3,300 for a large mural for their outdoor display area.

Quesnel Old Time Fiddlers

Quesnel Old Time Fiddlers

$2,800.00
New Sound System

Sandra Lewis of AC&D Insurance, Quesnel Foundation Sustaining Partner presents the cheque for $2,800 for a new sound system to Romley Goulet, Louise Breband and Jean Gelinas of the Quesnel Old Time Fiddlers.

Quesnel & District Senior's Centre

Quesnel & District Senior's Centre

$2,500.00
Accessible Side Entrance

Rae Daggit and Marjarie Hessels accept a grant of $2,500 on behalf of the Quesnel & District Senior’s Centre for an accessible entrance.

Presenting the award is past QC Director, Margot Gagne.

Gold Rush Cycling Club

Gold Rush Cycling Club

$2,300.00

Esther Platts and John Courtney of the Gold Rush Cycling Club accept a grant to upgrade local moutain bike trails with new signage. Presenting the Award is QC Director Lisa Battram.

Quesnel Pony Club

Quesnel Pony Club

$1,500.00
New Jumps

Anja and Lori Carafelle accept a Grant on behalf of the Quesnel Pony Club for new jumps. Presenting the $1,500 award is QC Foundation Director Brian Black.

Quesnel Tumbling Rivers Rock Club

Quesnel Tumbling Rivers Rock Club

$1,500.00
Rock Hound and Pebble Pup Kits

The Quesnel Tumbling River’s Rock Club is helping youth get outdoors through nature education. Partnering with the Baker Creek Enhancement Society the club received an award of $1,500 towards rock hound and pebble pup kits and will get coaching on accessing sensitive riparian areas while pursuing their passion!

Accepting on behalf of the club are Shannon Crocker and Amanda Dreager.

Presenting the award is Foundation Sustaining Partner Tracey Roberts from the Cariboo Observer.

Quesnel & District Heritage Association

Quesnel & District Heritage Association

$1,000.00
Gravel to shore up sawmill display

Quesnel & District Heritage Society were awarded $1000 to purchase much needed gravel to shore up their sawmill display.

Past QCF President Roy Josephy presents the award to Lloyd and Lana Saunders.


 

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Sustaining Partners

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Phone: 250-985-1612
Email: quesnelcommunityfoundation@gmail.com
Charity Reg #: 88916 1717 RR0001
Quesnel Community Foundation
Mailing Address:
P.O.Box 4158
Quesnel BC V2J 3J2

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