Seven community groups to receive funds through Port Moody grant program in 2022

Seven community groups will share $18,547 in available funds through the City of Port Moody’s Community Grant Program this year.

The Community Grant Program provides financial assistance to community groups and non-profit organizations that contribute to the general interest and benefit of local residents and businesses. Port Moody’s Citizen Advisory Group (CAG) reviewed 20 eligible applications received in January 2022 and made a recommendation to Council as to which applications should be approved. The CAG is an advisory body made up of more than 250 Port Moody residents of all ages who volunteer their time to provide input on City issues. Council approved the final awards at a Regular Meeting of Council on April 19, 2022.

The seven applicants listed below will receive Community Grant Program funds for 2022:

Community Group

Grant Amount

Reason for Grant Request

Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland

$3,000

To fund the Go Girls! after-school program

Community Ventures Society

$2,500

To fund evening programming for individuals with developmental disabilities

Crossroads Hospice Society

$3,000

To cover costs related to food, cleaning supplies, and hospice programs

1st Glenayre Scouts

$2,747

To purchase tents, propane tanks, and portable fire pits

Immigrant Link Centre Society

$3,000

To cover fuel expenses to collect and distribute food to those in need

POCOMO Meals on Wheels Society

$2,800

To keep the price of delivered meals affordable for residents

Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society

$1,500

To provide reimbursement of costs for volunteer drivers

To be eligible for consideration, an application must meet the qualifications outlined in the City’s Grants to Organizations policy. The 2022 budget was set at $20,000; a hold-back of $1,453 remains for emergency requests, to be awarded at Council’s discretion.

Visit portmoody.ca/communitygrants to learn more about the program.