NutritionLink Services Society 2023 - 2024 Granting Program
NutritionLink Services Society (NLS) is distributing annual grants to Registered Charities and Qualified Donees. We encourage charities and organizations with continuing projects to reapply. Below is a description of eligibility criteria, granting process, timelines and reporting requirements. A link to our application forms are below.
NLS is excited to introduce its new granting program, which now offers two categories of grants: Start-up Grants and Enhancement Grants.
Start-up Grants Start-up Grants are a renewed version of the previous NutritionLink Services Society grants.
Applicants must be offering food and nutrition literacy programs which align with the mission and values of the NutritionLink Services Society. Programs can include gardening, cooking, preserving, shopping. Funds available: up to $10,000 will be considered.
Enhancement Grants Enhancement Grants are a new initiative of NutritionLink Service Society started in 2022 and are intended to enhance pre-existing programs funded through other means. The funds for this grant are specifically to increase accessibility and equity for participants by reducing barriers to program participation. The grant may be used for childcare, transportation costs, translation costs, and honoraria that may not be covered otherwise.
Applicants must be offering food and nutrition literacy programs and programs need to align with the mission and values of the NutritionLink Service Society. Programs can include gardening, cooking, preserving, shopping.
Funds available range from $2000 to $5000 to support enhancement of existing programs.
Eligibility Criteria & Limitations
All applications must be for activities that contribute to NutritionLink Services Society's mission statement - To support and sponsor food literacy projects through nutrition education and food skill building for priority British Columbia residents. The activities described in the application must benefit British Columbians.
Applicants must also be:
A Registered Charity or Qualified Donee (for instance, First Nation government, municipal government) located in British Columbia
Offering food literacy programming - to enhance nutrition and food skills and knowledge
Grant applications for 2023 - 2024 are now closed. All applications are currently under review and all successful organizations will be announced in December, 2023.
Successful organizations who obtain a grant must give NutritionLink Services Society permission to post a brief program summary on the NLS website.
Please note: NLS 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.
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The deadline for receipt of applications is Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 11:59pm PDT. NutritionLink Services Society will notify applicants of the outcomes by early December, 2023 and will post a brief program summary of the successful grants on the NLS website. The award must be used within the 2024 calendar year.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2023 AT 11:59pm PDT
Successful applicants are required to provide NLS with Interim and Final reports.
Interim Reports should address the progress of the project, including concrete timelines, and successes and challenges faced to date.
The final report should outline the goals and objectives, ‘success’ elements of the project, recommendations for further development, and a detailed summary statement of expenditures actually incurred. This report can be in the same format as the initial budget which was 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 deadlines for the interim and final reports will be provided to the successful applicants.
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.