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SurreyCares inviting 'community prosperity' grant applications

Charities, non-profits and Indigenous-serving organizations have until June 24 to apply
The deadline to apply for a Community Prosperity Fund grant through SurreyCares Foundation is June 24, 2024.

The deadline is fast approaching for Surrey-based charities, non-profits and Indigenous-serving organizations in Surrey, White Rock and Pitt Meadows to apply for funds they can use to advance poverty reduction and social inclusion efforts.

The SurreyCares Foundation is among B.C. foundations administering the Community Prosperity Fund; $25 million that was announced by the provincial government last fall, on B.C.'s inaugural Non-Profit Recognition Day.

According to a news release, the Community Prosperity Fund was designed "to make a difference for people at the community level who are struggling during a time of global inflation."

Grants can be used for operational expenses or project delivery — with eligible activities running the gamut — and recipients have up to three years to put them into play.

SurreyCares chair Robert Levy noted the community foundation model "relies on a collaborative approach with our network of local charities and non-profit organizations." SurreyCares will work with the Vancouver Foundation and the province to administer the grants.

"It’s a targeted process that looks to achieve success in distributing funds to worthy initiatives where resources are not only needed, but required in our communities,” Levy said in the release.

The deadline to apply is June 24. Successful applicants will be notified by Aug. 30.

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Tracy Holmes has been a reporter with Peace Arch News since 1997.
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