New Event Hosting Grants Available through NVRC

August 15, 2018

North Vancouver, B.C. -  North Vancouver Recreation & Culture (NVRC) is pleased to announce a new grant program available to North Vancouver sports, recreation and cultural organizations looking to host events in North Vancouver.

Event Hosting Grants
The Event Hosting Grants provide financial support to local organizations that seek to host provincial, western Canadian, national and/or international championships in North Vancouver. The goal of the grant program is to focus on building community pride and spirit and encouraging participation in sport, recreation and culture.  NVRC Manager of Recreation & Culture Services, Jennifer Wilson, explains: “This exciting new program supports local clubs and groups in their efforts to bring events to North Vancouver.  New locally hosted events will showcase our community, celebrate local talent, encourage participation close to home, and contribute to the quality of life in our community.”

The maximum level of funding per event is as follows: international events - $5,000; national events - $3,000; western Canadian events - $2,500; and provincial events - $2,000. Applications for Event Hosting Grants are accepted throughout the year. For more information on the new Event Hosting Grants and to review the guidelines for eligibility, visit www.nvrc.ca/event-grants.

Sports & Recreation Travel Grants
NVRC also provides small Sports & Recreation Travel Grants as a token of recognition for the dedication and effort of local individuals and groups to pursue excellence in sport competitions or cultural activities.  These grants provide financial support to individuals, teams or groups who have qualified to participate in significant out of province championship events. Starting this year, travel to championship events in cultural activities may also be considered. NVRC’s Sport Coordinator, Ron Holbrook explains, “We have traditionally assisted athletes travelling to out of province championship events with this funding, but we recognize that there are cultural events such as dance competitions that are equally important to support.”

The maximum level of funding awarded for travel is $200 for individuals or $1,000 for a team.  Applications are accepted throughout the year. For more information on the Sports & Recreation Travel Grants and to review the guidelines for eligibility, visit www.nvrc.ca/travel-grants.

About North Vancouver Recreation & Culture
The North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission (NVRC) works on behalf of the City and District of North Vancouver to provide and facilitate quality municipal recreation and culture programs, services and events that enhance the quality of life for all North Vancouver residents. Its mission is to improve the health and well-being of all North Vancouver individuals, families and communities and inspire residents through quality recreation and culture opportunities. 

Media Contact:
Anne Rodgers, Communications Coordinator
North Vancouver Recreation & Culture
TEL: 604-983-6346  EMAIL: rodgersa@nvrc.ca

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