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Donation Program

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Application Deadline Extended

The Town is proud to support our community groups through the Annual Donation program. With all the challenges 2020 has brought to date, from the January snowstorm through to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Town has decided to extend the application deadline is extended to May 22, 2020 and for this year only (2020) the available amounts are increased ($500 per category). 

Program Overview

Through the Annual Donation Program, community groups and organizations can apply for an annual, one-time donation to support activities and programs.

Council allocates an annual amount each year in the budget process to support community groups and organizations. The purpose of an annual donation program is to ensure that all donations are made in an equitable and fair manner to all eligible groups and organizations. 

Categories of Donation

The annual amount available to community groups and organizations is based on membership size as follows: 

  • Less than 100 members: $750
  • 100 - 250 members:  $1,000
  • 250-500 members:  $1,500
  • Over 500 members:  $3,000  

Eligibility 

The Town will consider annual one-time donation requests from community service groups and organizations within the Town of Paradise whose purpose is to contribute to the general well-being of the residents of our community.

These groups and organizations are not-for-profit and provide recreation, multi-cultural, environmental or educational programs to the citizens of Paradise. The group or organization must operate in the Town or provide a significant benefit to the Town.

This program will not be extended to national and international registered charities. 

Donations will be considered on the basis of need as outlined on the submitted applications. Eligible groups and organizations will receive only one donation annually from the Town of Paradise. 

How to Apply

Groups and organizations interested in receiving a donation from the Town of Paradise must complete the Application Form and submit it by May 22, 2020. The Town will not entertain donation requests that are not specifically addressed to the Town of Paradise and do not include the Application Form (for example, form letters, generic emails, etc.)

Completed application forms are to be submitted by email

Supplemental Requests

Requests will be received outside the annual Donation Program for two categories: Sponsorships and Travel Assistance.

All supplemental donation requests must be made in writing, and include an explanation as to how the group or organization contributes to the well-being of the residents of the Town of Paradise. 

Sponsorships

The Town will consider sponsorship requests from organizations and groups conducting conventions, conferences and other special events in the Town of Paradise that support the mandate of the Town. 

The event must benefit the community at large or a sector of Paradise residents in general.

The maximum donation for each eligible group is $500.

Travel Assistance: Sporting Event / Competition

The Town will provide funding assistance for travel to a sporting event or competition to youth who have been chosen to represent the Town of Paradise at amateur sporting events.

Eligibility: 

  • Team members must be residents of Paradise;
  • The team must have won the right to attend the event;
  • The event must be associated or recognized by a National or Provincial Sport Governing Body;
  • Funding is limited to persons 19 years of age and under; 
  • Travel must be outside the Island portion of the province

The maximum donation is $200 per team 

Travel Assistance: Sponsored Symposiums, Conferences and Seminars

The Town will provide funding assistance to teams for travel to a symposium, conferences or seminar that is of an educational nature. 

Eligibility: 

  • The event must be associated with an educational institution;
  • The members of the group must reside in Paradise;
  • Travel must be outside the Island portion of the province

The maximum donation is $200 per group/organization. 

 

Fundraising Group Rental Requests

Groups interested in renting space at any of the Town of Paradise Recreational Facilities free-of-charge for the purposes of holding a fundraising event must submit a request in writing. Once the rental has been approved, a monetary donation in the amount of the rental fee will be given to the group / organization

See our full Donation Policy for complete information.

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