The Self-Help Matching Grant Program encourages projects expected to result in direct benefits to the community. Individuals and organizations may request funding for projects which involve new construction, renovation or expansion of community facilities or spaces such as sports fields, parks, environmental habitat, community recreation, indoor sports area, arts/culture, streetscapes, etc.
Since it was launched in 2002, the Self-Help Matching Grant Program has provided $217,000 in matching funds for community projects such as audio-visual theatre equipment, playgrounds, building upgrades and specialized equipment.
Sometimes the funds make the difference between completing a project or not – as was the case with Central Community School. Matching grant funds helped this school add to their playground equipment which increased active play.
The deadline for the 2014 grant application package is March 31, 2014.
Applicants must be based in Port Coquitlam, and can apply for between $1,000 and $10,000 in matching funds for a future project that will take place within Port Coquitlam. A review committee will rank applications based on project cost, community support, project need and impact, and project design; the decision will be announced by the end of June.
Parks & Recreation Department