CANADA’S SENIORS RESPONSE FUND

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO APPLIED.

 

Click here to see the list of funded agencies. For more information, contact us at info@unitedwaynbc.ca 

GUIDING PRINCIPLES & ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Invest resources where they are needed the most and where they will have the greatest impact.
  • Invest to make a measurable difference in the community.
  • Invest in a range of strategies to advance the priority goals including front line programs and services, convening, research and speaking up.
  • Invest in accordance with the evolution of the priority goals that reflect the needs of the community.
  • Invest to promote collaborative efforts to advance the priority goals.

INVESTMENT PRIORITIES

United Way of Northern BC’s current priority goals for investment focus on specific issues that affect disadvantaged populations to achieve community impact. To advance these priority goals, we invest for results in terms of people served, program outcomes, and lives changed for the better.

THESE GOALS ARE DESIGNED TO:

  • Address root causes or systemic issues.
  • Offer rich opportunities to align the work with multiple community partners.
  • Enable evidence-based approaches.
  • Capitalize on community energy.

Applicants must meet all the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be a registered charity (with its own RR number) or qualified donee (Canadian amateur athletic association, municipalities, school).
  • Applicant must maintain a volunteer board that meets regularly.
  • Applicant must host an Annual General Meeting.
  • Applicant must have financial statements that have been prepared by a licensed public accountant. This includes Notice to Reader, Review Engagement or Audited Financials. Audited Financials are preferred.

If any of the above criteria are not met, applicants must enter into a formal partner sponsorship agreement with a registered charity (with its own RR Number) that meets all the above criteria. This charity will be termed the “Sponsoring Charity”.

OTHER CRITERIA

  • The activities proposed by the applicant must benefit residents in the Northern BC region.
  • The applicant’s primary focus and mandate must be within the social services sector.
  • The request submitted by the applicant must clearly support stated priority goal(s).
  • The applicant (or partnering sponsor organization, in the case of sponsored applicants) must be financially solvent (program cannot rely solely on UWNBC funding).
  • The applicant must carry liability insurance (at least $2 million) to cover the program/project seeking UWNBC funding.

APPLICANTS INELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING

  • Post-secondary institutions.
  • Religious projects.
  • Individuals, personal things.
  • Programs operated by the federal, provincial or municipal government.
  • Fundraising events.
  • Deficit or emergency funding.
  • Attendance at conferences, workshops or training sessions.
  • Capital campaigns, expenditures or capital costs (e.g. equipment, furniture, the construction of a building).
  • Groups that do not meet the objectives of UWNBC (3 Pillars, Mission, Vision, Values).

COSTS INELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING

  • Retirement of debts or budget deficits.
  • Costs for capital equipment or expenses related to construction, or the development of facilities.
  • Wage subsidies for program participants.

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