Thank you for your interest in the funding through Coastal GasLink Legacy Fund!
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
- Food Security
- Poverty & Social Assistance
- Housing & Homelessness
- 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.
|Nov. 21, 2022 – Jan. 15, 2023||Application intake period|
|January 15, 2023||Application period closes – must be received by 11:59pm|
|February 10, 2023||Notification of application results to applicants will occur by this date|
|March 1 – December 31, 2023||Reporting/funding period|
|July 31, 2023||Interim Report deadline (for period of March 1 – June 30, 2023)|
|January 31, 2024||Final Report deadline (for full funding period)|
- *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:
Fort St. James
Fort St. John
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.