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Standard Community Grants

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The City of Surrey's annual community grants program are designed to support non-profit groups or organizations. Please refer to the links below for details on this program:

2018 Approved Grants
2017 Approved Grants

Grant Policy D-26

Community Grant Application

The annual application deadline for community grants is September 30.

Eligibility criteria for organizations

Organizations will normally be expected to:

  • have an active governing body composed of volunteers, with paid staff excluded from voting membership;
  • have stable ongoing operating financial support; and
  • extend their service to the general public in Surrey, and not exclude anyone by reason of race, religion or ethnic background.

Selection process for grant applications

City Council has established a Grants Evaluation Committee, consisting of four city staff members, to review all applications and make recommendations on grant payment priorities. The final decision on all grant applications is made by City Council.

The Grants Evaluation Committee will review and recommend grant payments based on the following criteria:

  • the need for the project, the number of residents benefiting from the grant and the value to the community;
  • the absence of identical or competing services, programs or facilities in the community;
  • the cost per resident, funding sources, and financial stability of the organization;
  • the effectiveness and quality of the proposed program, project or event;
  • the history of the organization, including past services and programs; and
  • the suitability for one-time only funding for specific programs, capital projects, or special events.

Grants will not normally be recommended for travel, ongoing operating expenses, operating deficits, or services that are the responsibility of other levels of government. Any organization which receives a grant should not view the grant as an automatic source of funding in the following years. An evaluation of the use of the Surrey grant must be submitted at the end of the program, project or event.

Deadline for grant applications

All grant requests must be submitted on an official application form and received at the office of the City Clerk. Application forms and additional information may be obtained by contacting:

City of Surrey, Office of the City Clerk
13450 104 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3T 1V8

Tel: 604-591-4132
Fax: 604-501-7578

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