The City of Terrace has secured funding for the Terrace Grant Writing Support pilot program, an initiative that will help increase city revenues while also providing assistance and support to local not-for-profit associations within the city. The funding will support the City of Terrace to contract the services of a professional grant writer for a year through the pilot program, which will be administered with assistance from the Terrace Community Foundation and with financial support from Northern Development Initiative Trust and LNG Canada.
While the grant writer will be available to the City to assist in its goal of increasing City revenues, the majority of the support will go towards local not-for-profit associations. Local groups that qualify can gain access through an application process that will demonstrate the need for a grant writer, the ability of applicants to complete the projects they wish to accomplish, and the community benefit the projects can create.
“We look forward to the benefit our wonderful local groups will bring to the community, and we’re grateful for the support from the organizations that supported this opportunity,” said Carol Leclerc, Mayor of the City of Terrace.
The City will work with the Terrace Community Foundation to streamline the application and evaluation process to ensure community groups in Terrace get the support they need. The first intake for grant writer support applications will open May 8 and will close May 29, with future intakes announced quarterly. An online application form and downloadable form are available at the City of Terrace and Community Foundation websites.
“The Terrace Community Foundation is very pleased to support this important initiative. The potential grants that will become available to local groups will have a very positive effect on our community for years to come,” said Norm Parry, Chair of the Terrace Community Foundation.
More details and the application form can be found at http://www.terracecommunityfoundation.com/ and https://www.terrace.ca/grants. Groups can fill out the online form or download the application PDF and mail it to the Terrace Community Foundation.