Thank you for your interest in the funding through Coastal GasLink Legacy Fund!

UWNBC is working hard to connect resources with local needs all across Northern BC. Non-profit agencies are in great need with these unprecedented and challenging times, and UWNBC remains committed to serving these agencies so they can continue helping the most vulnerable in our communities. As a major step in fulfilling this commitment, UWNBC has partnered with Coastal Gaslink to provide funding to critical programming and services in 16 communities across Northern BC.
The funding has been made available through the generosity of Coastal GasLink and their community-minded prime contractors – Surerus Murphy, SA Energy Group, Pacific Atlantic Pipeline Construction Inc. (PAPC), Macro-Speicapag, Ledcor-Haisla Limited Partnership, and Aecon. These wonderfully generous organizations and the people within have joined in the commitment to support their communities by raising an incredible $97,000 through this initiative.
The Coastal GasLink Legacy of Giving Fund aims to remove barriers by providing funding to recipients to address socioeconomic issues facing their local community. The fund is administered as a partnership between United Way of Northern BC (UWNBC) and Coastal GasLink in a matter consistent with the UWNBC Mission and funding areas and Coastal GasLink’s priority areas of socioeconomic challenges in Northern BC.
Important note! It is important that all applications are submitted with utmost care and attention to detail. Unfortunately, in order to maintain low overhead costs, efficient capacity in our organization and to honour the time of our Community Investment Review Panel of volunteers, late or incomplete submissions will not be reviewed or qualify for funding.

The Coastal GasLink Legacy Fund aims to remove barriers by providing funding to recipients to address socioeconomic issues facing their local community. The fund is administered as a partnership between United Way of Northern BC (UWNBC) and Coastal GasLink in a matter consistent with the UWNBC Mission and funding areas, and Coastal GasLink’s priority areas of socioeconomic challenges in Northern BC

  1. Food Security
  2. Poverty & Social Assistance
  3. Housing & Homelessness
  4. Mental Health & Addictions
  • 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.

The focus of United Way of Northern BC’s current priority goals is on specific issues that affect vulnerable populations within the social service sector in Northern British Columbia. To advance these priority goals, UWNBC invests resources for measurable results in terms of people served, program outcomes, and lives changed for the better.

  • 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.
DATE STEP
Nov. 9 – Dec. 20, 2021 Application intake period
December 20, 2021 Application period closes – must be received by 11:59pm
January 24, 2022 Notification to applicants will occur by this date
Mar. 1 – Dec. 31, 2022 Reporting/funding period
July 31, 2022 Interim Report deadline (for a period of Mar. 1 – Jun. 30, 2022)
January 31, 2023 Final Report deadline (for full funding period)

ELIGIBILITY 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.
  • 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.
  • The applicant must carry liability insurance (at least $2 million) to cover the program/project seeking UWNBC funding.

If any of the criteria marked with a * above 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”.

 

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE, applications for the Coastal GasLink Legacy Fund must also ensure that the program/service directly services one or more of the following locations:

Burns Lake

Chetwynd

Dawson Creek

Fort St. James

Fort St. John

Fraser Lake

Houston

Kitimat

Mackenzie

Prince George

Smithers

Taylor

Telkwa

Terrace

Tumbler Ridge

Vanderhoof

 

APPLICANTS or REQUESTS INELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING

  • Applicants/requests that do not meet the objectives of UWNBC: 3 Pillars, Mission, Vision, Values.
  • Post-secondary institutions.
  • Religious projects.
  • Individuals, personal things.
  • Programs operated by the federal, provincial or municipal government.
  • Fundraising events.
  • Retirement of debts, deficit, or emergency funding.
  • Attendance at conferences, workshops, or training. Such costs may be considered if the request demonstrates it is critical to the operation of the program or service requested.
  • Capital campaigns or expenditures (e.g., equipment, furniture, the construction of a building). Some capital costs may be considered if the request demonstrates it is integral to the operation of the program or service requested.
  • Wage subsidies for program participants.

Registered Canadian charities operating local programs that meet our funding criteria and guidelines are encouraged to apply for United Way support through open calls for proposals. 

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