COVID Relief Grant-In-Aid Program
About the COVID Relief Grant-In-Aid Program
At the February 17, 2021, meeting, Council approved funding of $280,000 for the COVID relief grant-in-aid program. This COVID relief funding initiative is intended to support non-profit groups providing social, cultural and community support services located in Parksville or serving Parksville residents.
At the June 7, 2021, meeting, from the fifteen applications received, Council approved eleven applications for the COVID relief grant-in-aid. Council agreed a minimum of 50% of constituents should reside in Parksville to receive the full amount requested. A total of $130,160.19 was allocated from the COVID relief fund.
At the November 1, 2021, meeting, Council approved a second intake for the COVID relief grant-in-aid program. Deadline for applications was November 26.
The COVID relief grant-in-aid program is for registered non-profit groups providing social, cultural and community support services. Groups must be in Parksville or serving Parksville residents. Non-profit groups may be eligible for reimbursement of COVID related expenses incurred since March 2020. Please note, wage and utility costs are not eligible, as these costs are offset by senior government programs. Examples of expenses include. Examples of expenses include:
- Costs to obtain personal protective equipment
- Enhanced cleaning/ sanitization costs
- Costs to adapt programming or services during the COVID-19 pandemic
- COVID related losses in regular revenue due to the inability to hold annual and ongoing fundraising events
- Barriers, installation or modifications to ensure physical distancing and COVID safety.
Questions about this program should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org