Each year, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) financially supports local non-profit organizations and societies that benefit the resort community and move it closer to the Whistler2020 vision through the Community Enrichment Program (CEP) and Fee for Service agreements.
To qualify for a grant through the Community Enrichment Program, applicants must operate in one of the following categories: Environment, Social Service, Community Service, Recreation and Sport, or Arts and Culture.
The amount provided to each selected organization varies but can only be up to 50 per cent of a program's total cost.
Funding will be evaluated by Council in accordance with Council Policy A-7 Community Enrichment Program and funding must contribute to the general interest and advantage of the Whistler community.
Organizations applying for 2017 Community Enrichment Program funding will be required to make a presentation to Council on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and submit a completed Report Back Form to the Legislative Services Department before December 1 of the same year.
Important Dates for the 2017 Community Enrichment Program
|Thursday, January 26, 2017||CEP application period opens.|
|Wednesday, February 15, 2017||CEP application period closes @ 4:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, March 7, 2017||CEP applicants make required presentations to Council at the Committee of the Whole meeting.|
|Tuesday, April 11, 2017||Council approves and announces the 2017 CEP funding to be awarded at the Regular Council meeting.|
|Friday, April 28, 2017||CEP funds are issued by the end of April 2017.|
|Friday, December 1, 2017||Deadline for receiving CEP Report Backs from all 2017 recipients.|
|Tuesday, December 5, 2017||Presentations to Council at the Regular Council meeting by organizations who received $10,000.00 or more.|
|Tuesday, December 19, 2017||2017 CEP Report Backs are published in the Regular Council meeting package.|
Twenty-four organizations were awarded funding to a total of $123,650.
- AWARE - Nature Based Programs: $3850
- AWARE - Zero Waste Station: $6500
- Get Bear Smart Society: $3500
- Whistler Naturalists Society: $8200
- Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council: $5000
- North Shore Schizophrenia Society: $2000
- Community Foundation of Whistler - Vital Signs: $2000 Community Foundation of Whistler - Community Group Needs Assessment & Asset Mapping: $2900
- SSCSS - Whistler Parent Tot Program: $10,000
- Whistler Forest School Society: $2500
- HSWC – Whistler Women’s Centre: $8000
- Whistler Waldorf School Society: $0
- Spring Creek Community School/École la Passerelle: $0
- Zero Ceiling Society: $2000
- Whistler Multicultural Network: $4800
- HSWC – Children, Youth & Family Counselling: $6000
- Whistler Secondary School Scholarship: $2000
- Whistler Writers’ Group: $3000
- Whistler Adaptive Sports Program (WASP):$10,000
- Whistler Minor Hockey: $7500
- Whistler Nordics Ski Club: $4500
- Whistler Sailing Association: $7500
- Whistler Sea Wolves: $4600
- Whistler Youth Soccer Club: $9500
- The Point-Artist Run Centre Society: $4000
- Whistler Children's Chorus: $3800
Council may provide Community Enrichment funding to any not-for-profit organization or society pursuant to the Community Charter. Grants are issued on an annual basis and are subject to the availability of funds in the RMOW's current year’s budget. Approval of a funding application in any year does not imply or suggest that approval will be received in subsequent years.
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