NutritionLink Services Society 2016 Granting Program
NutritionLink Services Society (NLS) is distributing annual grants to registered charities. We encourage charities with continuing projects to reapply. Below is a description of eligibility criteria, granting process, time lines and reporting requirements. A four-section application form follows, that must be completed for a submission. In 2014, NLS provided over $25,000 to six grant recipients. Each year NLS has provided up to $32,000 for as many as six recipients.
Eligibility Criteria & Limitations
All applications must be for activities that contribute to NLS’s mission statement - To support and sponsor food security projects through nutrition education and food skill building for vulnerable British Columbia residents. The activities described in the application must benefit British Columbians. Funds can be used to purchase equipment and for general operating expenses specified in the budget proposal, including salaries for staff. Grants cannot be made to individuals. NLS can only provide grants directly to charitable organizations (this is a legal requirement, not a NLS requirement).
Applications must be completed on the Society's Application Form included in the following pages and signed. Successful organizations who obtain a grant give Nutrition Link Society permission to post a brief program summary on the NLS website.
Please note: Nutritionlink does not provide comments on unsuccessful applications. A decision to decline a request does not imply that the applicant’s program is not needed or valued, but that it does not fall within our guidelines or priorities, or sufficient funds are not available at the time.
The deadline for receipt of applications is September 15th, 2016 at 4pm PST. NLS will notify applicants of the decisions by November 30th, 2016. NLS will post a brief program summary of the successful grants on the website. The award must be used within one calendar year from the date it is awarded.
A report outlining the goals and objectives, ‘success’ elements of the project, recommendations for further development, and a detailed summary statement of expenditures actually incurred in the same format as the initial budget is to be submitted to NLS. The project summary should compare actual results with the budget originally anticipated in the grant request. It shall include such information as the number of people impacted, the successful elements of the project, etc.
The report shall be submitted one year from the date of receipt of the grant. Any publication or abstract resulting from the work supported by the NLS grant should contain the following acknowledgement: "This work was supported by a grant from NutritionLink Services Society". One copy of any publication or abstract should be forwarded to NLS.
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NutritionLink Services Society (NLS) is a registered charity governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.