Big Spirit has announced a new funding mechanism available to community groups. The Wood Buffalo Big Spirit (WBBS) Grant program will help to foster artistic growth, sporting excellence and economic development. Funding is provided by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo but applications are evaluated by the WBBS Committee whose 10 members are representative of the community at large.
These grants, which can be up to $10,000, are available to incorporated/registered non-profit organizations or registered charitable organizations (or those sponsored by such) located within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Funds can only be used to further an applicant’s non-profit ventures and may not be used for operational or capital purposes. The WBBS grant program is designed to support new or enhanced community and cultural projects with an end goal of project self-sufficiency.
The grant program offers two annual deadlines; April 30th and August 19th, 2014.