Ten community groups to receive funds through Port Moody grant program in 2021

Ten community groups will share $18,250 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 12 eligible applications received in February 2021, 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 June 15, 2021. 

The 10 applicants listed below will receive Community Grant Program funds for 2021:

Community Group

Grant Amount

Reason for Grant Request

Crossroads Hospice Society

$3,000

To continue to provide compassionate, quality, end-of-life hospice care in Port Moody

POCOMO Meals on Wheels Society

$1,950

To keep the price of delivered meals affordable for residents

Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society

$1,200

To reimburse volunteer drivers for vehicle-related expenses

Big Sisters of B.C. Lower Mainland

$3,000

To fund Go Girls!, a group mentoring program for at-risk youth aged 10 to 14

Pacific Post Partum Support Society

$1,000

To help cover the cost of the Telephone Support Counselling program

Sasamat Outdoor Centre

$2,600

To help cover the cost of a front entrance sign and five ecology interpretation signs

Abreast in a Boat

$3,000

To help fund participation in regattas, including the purchase new paddles and life jackets, for the purpose of increasing awareness of breast cancer

College Park Community Association

$500

To support a community walk-a-thon that will encourage outdoor physical activity, promote good mental health, and inspire people to stay involved in their community

Port Moody Aquarians

$1,000

To help cover the cost of equipment needed by a group of swimmers who have been granted scholarships

TROPICA (The Residents of Pleasantside Ioco Communities Association)

$1,000

To help cover the cost of gift baskets to welcome new families to the neighbourhood

 To be eligible for consideration, an application must meet the qualifications outlined in the City’s Grants to Organizations policy. The 2021 budget was set at $20,000; a hold-back of $1,750 remains for emergency requests, to be awarded at Council’s discretion. 

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