Some of the more rural communities in the outlying areas of the different provinces in Canada are lacking in community organizations and programs. There are opportunities for those individuals who wish to set up this type of organization or program. Most often, to do this, appropriate funds are needed. Different resources can undoubtedly be approached for this, but the one that is usually sought first is the Canadian government.
Applying for Government Funding
As with anything to do with the government, there is, unfortunately, a long process to go through to apply for funding. The process begins with first advising the specific governing body as to the type of funding you are looking for. There are many categories to choose from.
What is Available
Once this has been identified, then information is provided as to what type of funding is available for what kind of programs. For example, if you were going to apply for funding for a project for indigenous people, you may have a selection of funding programs to choose from such as some of the following:
- Assisted Living Program
- Community Opportunity Readiness
- Band Support Funding
- Education Partnership Program
- Family Violence Prevention Program
- Along with several more
Once you choose a program that applies to what you were hoping to organize, then you need to submit a proposal, along with the application and work plans. Certain criteria have to be followed for all of this.
The available programs that are on the list have a set outline of what the money if it were given, could be used for. For example, for assisted living, the program encompasses in-home care, adult foster care and institutional care.
There are other ways in which to obtain funding for community organizations and projects, and all methods should be thoroughly researched.