Feb 25, 2019 Return to Headlines

Coquitlam Organizations Invited to Apply for Spirit Grant

by Sarah Rossi |

COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 25, 2019 – Non-profit community organizations planning a project, activity or event in Coquitlam in 2020 can apply for Spirit of Coquitlam Grant funding from March 1-31.

The City awards Spirit of Coquitlam Grants twice a year to help local organizations host events, purchase equipment and complete initiatives or capital projects that benefit Coquitlam residents. The spring application period ending March 31 will be for projects or events from July 2019 through to the spring of 2020.

Coquitlam Spirit Grants Help Fund Community Events and Sports Equipment

The grant program is funded by Casino Hosting Agreement proceeds and has provided more than $8.45  million to more than 200 organizations since 2002. Funded projects coming up this year include the Daisy Day Festival, the 2019 B.C. Gymnastics Championships, the Western Canadian Croatian Folklore Festival, as well as support for event equipment for the Royal Canadian Legion and sports equipment for Coquitlam Moody Ringette. 

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, projects must take place in Coquitlam, primarily benefit Coquitlam residents, be sustainable beyond the grant funding and have outcomes that align with the City’s strategic goals. Applicants must also be in good financial standing with the City. 

In addition, organizations will be required to show they have applied for a BC Community Gaming Grant (if eligible) and priority will be given to applicants contributing at least 10 per cent of the project value in cash.

Applicants can find full details and a comprehensive application package at www.coquitlam.ca/spiritgrant or direct questions to 604-927-3547, 604-927-3556 or communitygrant@coquitlam.ca

After the spring deadline on March 31, a multi-departmental staff team will review the grant requests and forward recommendations to Council for discussion and approval.

About the Spirit of Coquitlam Grant Program

The Spirit of Coquitlam Grant Program was created in 2002 to assist local organizations in purchasing equipment, hosting events, and realizing capital projects to advance community goals. Since 2002, through this program, the City of Coquitlam has awarded over $8.45 million to over 200 different community organizations. Funding for the Spirit of Coquitlam Grant Program comes from the Casino Host Agreement revenue. Full program details are available at www.coquitlam.ca/spiritgrant 

Media ​contact 
Carmen Gonzalez
Manager Policy & Business Services
City of Coquitlam