Our annual fall granting session is now open! This year we have $10,000 available to support charities and non-profit organizations in the Salmo Valley. If you are considering seeking funding, please download the application form, the project reporting form, and, if you are not a registered charity, the charitable partner letter of agreement to find out what is involved. Please reach out to us through the Contact form if you have additional questions.
We accept applications through the month of October each year and aim to pass along funding recommendations by the end of November. Applicants are notified as soon as possible when final approvals have been made.
Completed applications can be:
- dropped off at Salmo Community Services
- mailed to: Salmo Community Services, P.O. Box 39, Salmo, BC, V0G 1Z0, or
- scanned and e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our eligibility requirements are basic:
1. You must have a project in mind that aims to improve the quality of life for the residents of Salmo, Ymir, and/or the rest of Area G. The idea can relate to any of the following sectors:
- arts, culture, and heritage
- child, youth, and family development
- community economic development
- education and libraries
- recreation and amateur sports
- seniors support
- social and community services
The project can involve any of the following types of activities:
- direct service and program support
- capital projects
- action-oriented research
- public awareness
- capacity building
- program planning, design, and needs assessment
- service consumer advocacy
2. The application must be made either by a registered charity, or, if the application is from a non-profit or individual, the applicant must arrange to partner with a registered charity or other qualified donee whose mandate covers the type of project in question. The most commonly used qualified donees include the Village of Salmo, the RDCK, and School District #8, but umbrella organizations such as arts councils and athletic associations may also be used. In all such cases, the partnering charity or qualified donee is agreeing to oversee delivery of the project, both accepting the funds from the SVF to disburse to the applicant and receiving reports and documentation once the project is complete.
3. There are a few types of projects that are not eligible for funding:
- deficit reduction
- retroactive funding
- fundraising campaigns
- exclusively travel focused activities
- academic and scientific research
Although we do not generally deliver organizational core funding, we will consider cases where organizations are either just getting started and need a boost, or are experiencing temporary challenges that some one-off bridge funding might help to overcome. Basically, our aim to support organizations that are already self-sustaining to improve or expand the services they deliver.