“Investing in our communities is essential,” says Katie Black, Calgary Neighbourhoods director. “We know that thriving people make thriving communities, and thriving communities make Calgary a great place to live.”
Katie Black
Calgary, AB,
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April
2016
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16:10
America/Denver

New call for funding announced for Calgary non-profits

The City of Calgary is launching a call for proposals for three funding streams to help local non-profits expand their programs, projects and services to support the needs of Calgarians. In total, more than $10.5 million will be invested in services that offer supports and programs to individuals and families.

“Investing in our communities is essential,” says Katie Black, Calgary Neighbourhoods director. “We know that thriving people make thriving communities, and thriving communities make Calgary a great place to live.”

The City partners with local non-profit organizations to deliver social, recreational, arts and sports programs to Calgarians which contribute to our overall quality of life. The 2016 Call for Funding Proposals builds on this partnership to reach more Calgarians by issuing one call for three unique funding streams:

  • Crime Prevention Investment Plan (CPIP) provides seed funding for short-term pilot projects focused on crime prevention related to building community capacity, increasing social inclusion of vulnerable children, youth and families, and harm reduction / early intervention crime prevention projects.
  • Emergency Resiliency Fund (ERF) gives one-time support for programs and services to address an increased demand due to the current economic downturn and global events.
  • Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) provides long-term sustained funding for preventive social programs, community development or policy initiatives.

“We know the work of our non-profit sector is critical in supporting the social and recreational needs of our citizens,” says Katie Black. “One call for funding proposals makes it easier for non-profits to apply for three different funding streams depending on their need and the types of programs they are delivering.”

Applications for all three funding streams are being accepted from April 4 to May 5, 2016 at 4 p.m. For more information, visit calgary.ca/fundingproposals.

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