FORT ST. JOHN, BC – The Peace River Regional District Grant Writer Program has secured over $1.6 million in funding for community groups in the Peace region.
In a statement, the PRRD says the Grant Writer Services program has been available in some compactness since 2017, but it established a new service contract in the spring of 2021.
Clear Course Consulting LTD., a collective of strategic communications specialists and grant writing professionals, has connected with more than 35 community groups through the program.
In July 2022, Clear Course supported 22 groups with grant applications and hosted ten grant writing information sessions and workshops.
In addition to many new online grant writing resources, subscribers receive a monthly e-newsletter that outlines grant opportunities in the region with application deadlines and writing tips.
“The services of a professional grant writer are extremely valuable to community groups, as they often rely on fundraising and grants to undertake projects and services that benefit everyone,” the board chair said. PRRD administration, Brad Sperling.
“The reality is that writing a grant application can be overwhelming and time-consuming, especially for a nonprofit group where time and resources are limited. It is essential that we include this program in the toolkit of our community groups to take the guesswork out of writing and applying for grants.
According to a statement, the program is free and available to all community groups in the district that benefit the community. This includes non-profit corporations, charities, religious groups, community hall operators, parent advisory councils and emergency service associations.