Community Services/Community Partnerships
Phone: 250-561-7640Fax: 250-561-7799
Community PartnershipsCommunity Services-#201-1300 First Ave.Prince George, British ColumbiaV2L 2Y3
Mayor Lyn Hall and City staff congratulate the 2016 grant recipients
The community organizations that work to make Prince George a great community also have ideas for how to make it even better! We also provide financial assistance programs that reduce barriers for those with financial needs. The City's grant and financial assistance programs help to enhance the Prince George experience for everyone.
Watch a video about our grant programs on YouTube.
The Enhance PG Committee’s Community Enhancement Grant Program offers an opportunity for community groups, non-profit societies, neighbourhoods and businesses to help enhance our City and provide clean, green and safe communities through a matching grant program with the City.
There are two Application intake deadlines:
Applications will be reviewed on their individual merit based on the financial resources available and the objectives of the EnhancePG committee. We welcome applications that focus on one or more of the following categories:
Applicants may apply for a grant of between $200 - $1000.
Funds are not available for operating/ongoing expenses.
Matching funds will be considered under the following categories:
Apply for a Community Enhancement Grant.
The City of Prince George in partnership with Tourism Prince George has developed the Celebrate Prince George Community Grant to financially support and assist in the growth and development of new and existing events to create summer and winter celebrations.
Hosting the 2015 Canada Winter Games in February and the summer Centennial Celebrations in July 2015 was an exhilarating experience for our city. Community stakeholders really took advantage of the benefits of having their events happen in a collaborative timeframe with other events and it created a city brimming with excitement.
To continue the enthusiasm, the Celebrate Prince George Community Grant was developed to foster the collaboration of a series of celebrations that fall within July and February to create a festive atmosphere of seasonal entertainment and activities for residents and to increase visitation.
The objective of the Celebrate Prince George Community Grant is to provide financial support to existing or new event planners/organizers that can demonstrate funding assistance will enhance their current event or development of a new event that focuses on attracting visitors.
The overall objective of the program is to:
Please see the Application Guidelines document for complete program details including program objectives, application deadlines, criteria, assessment, selection process, funding, and eligible and ineligible costs.
Online applications must be submitted no later than May 15, 2017 for February 2018 events and October 15, 2017 for July 2018. The Celebrate Prince George Community Grant will consider all applications with a minimum request of $5,000.00. A minimum of 50% of requested funding must be used for marketing and needs to be clearly identified in the application, budget and, if successful, demonstrated in the evaluation. Applications are strongly encouraged to secure other cash or in-kind sources of funding. The funding provided is to support or develop events that contribute to a series of celebrations and is not to be looked at as sole funding and therefore is evaluated on the contribution to the overall celebration period. The Celebrate Prince George Adjudication Group reserves the right to determine the amount of funding for each application. Approved applications may not get the full amount requested. In determining funding amounts, the Adjudication Group will take into consideration the impact on the overall goals and objectives as outlined in the Guidelines
Prior to completing your grant application, please ensure your project supports the grant criteria and eligibility requirements provided. The City of Prince George will consider alignment with criteria, degree of innovation, collaboration with partner organizations, and potential to positively impact large numbers of Prince George citizens and visitors when evaluating grant applications.
Need help or ideas to complete your application? Check out
Northern Development Initiative Trust's grant webinar on their grant writing webpage.
Funding decisions are based on available funds, quality of applications and adherence to the outlined criteria. Late applications will not be considered.
MyPG Community Grants help local organizations develop and implement innovative activities, projects, and events that contribute to making Prince George a great community.
Starting in 2017, the City is accepting grant applications twice per calendar year. Organizations can submit applications for both intakes; however, Council's interest in financially supporting diverse organizations and initiatives will be considered in the adjudication process. Grant criteria have also been expanded to include innovative, local events that focus on improving/enhancing quality of life for Prince George residents.
The review of grant applications normally takes 6 to 8 weeks and allocations are generally $8,000 or less. The application deadlines for 2017 and 2018 are as follows:
Eligible activities can be large or small, and activities/projects should be accessible to residents of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and income levels. Applications will be evaluated based on alignment with the following criteria:
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must ensure the amount of funding requested is matched by an equal amount of cash or in-kind contributions. Businesses are not eligible for funding and grants cannot be used for research, payment of City property taxes, capital projects, fundraisers, conferences or travel. Projects/events must be within the City of Prince George boundaries and if projects are on City lands or Parks, a letter of support from the relevant department is required.
The intake period for applying for a myPG Community Grant will start August 15th, 2017 (for the October 15th, 2017 deadline). At that time, an application form will be available from this page.
Hosting a sports event enhances civic pride and provides direct and indirect economic, health, and community benefits. The SportPG Hosting Grant financially supports local non-profit organizations that hosts a sporting event and, in turn, attracts participants and visitors to the City of Prince George. The SportPG Hosting Grant provides up to $75,000 annually. In addition to these grants, the City subsidizes fees for the usage of recreational facilities by non-profit groups for regular and special events. Approved grants support the mission and goals of the "This is SportPG" Sport Tourism Strategy, developed in partnership between Tourism Prince George and the City of Prince George.
Apply for a SportPG Hosting Grant.
For additional information or questions in regards to the SportPG Sports Event Host Grant or the Major Sport Event Hosting program, please contact Community Partnerships with the City of Prince George at 250-561-7640.
KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for children 18 and under to participate in organized sport. Since its creation in 1993, over 530,000 children across the country have been given the chance to play sport through KidSport grants.
Learn about the
Prince George KidSport Program.
The City of Prince George understands the value and promotes the benefits of active living as an essential part of healthy living. The Leisure Access Program (LAP) provides an opportunity for individuals with limited income to participate in a variety of recreational activities.
Leisure Access participants receive:
Participants must be permanent residents of Prince George, and meet one of the two categories below:
Eligible applicant(s) may have one of the referral agencies below apply on their behalf:
Application forms are available at:
Please allow two weeks for processing. Participants will receive an approval letter in the mail, which must be dropped off at the pool where they provide a Leisure Access card. The card is valid for one year.
Apply for the
Leisure Access Program (General Public).
form for Referral Agencies Only.
Leisure Access Program Brochure.
Travel Grants assist young local artists, artisans, athletes, individuals and teams participate in arts, culture, amateur recreation, sport activity, and competition, at Zone, Regional, Provincial, Western Canadian, National, and International levels. We recognize grant recipients as representatives of Prince George, and we proudly offer this assistance to help offset the costs of participation.
Apply for a Travel Grant.
Applicants/organizations must be Prince George-based, and able to supply proof of incorporation or registration. A maximum of one grant per calendar year is available per individual/team, and the amount of funding available is dependent on the number of applicants.
Grants will be reviewed and paid bi-annually (June and December each year).
All groups (where the majority of members are 18 years old or younger) or individuals (18 years old or younger) are eligible. Applicants must be sponsored by an organization in a recognized cultural, educational, art, sport and/or a recreational activity. You must also have:
Note: On occasion, those activities that are considered to be in pursuit of excellence are eligible for funding. School-based sports and activities are not eligible.
In addition, applications must:
The annual funding amount is derived from interest on the BC Winter Games Legacy Trust, and the total available amount for grants can vary annually, based on current interest rates.
The actual amount provided will be a maximum of the amount listed below, but is often less due to the number of other applications received.
Note: All grant applications may be subject to further review as required. Please be prepared to provide detailed information on eligibility requirements and actual expenses incurred.