NutritionLink Services Society 2018 - 2019 Granting Program
NutritionLink Services Society (NLS) is distributing annual grants to registered charities and to other not-for-profit organizations. We encourage charities and organizations 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. For the 2017 - 2018 granting year, NLS provided over $31,000 to six grant 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.
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 Friday, September 14, 2018 at 4:00pm PST. NLS will notify applicants of the decisions by early December. 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.
NOTE: For those organizations who have received the 2017-2018 grant, and are applying for the current available grant, you must provide an Interim Summary report which will be due September 14, 2018.
A 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.
This report shall be submitted by December 3, 2018, or 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.