City of Cranbrook

Municipal Grants

Each year the City of Cranbrook accepts applications from organizations looking for financial support.  Financial support can come in the form of a Grant to Non-Profit Organizations, or through a Permissive Property Tax Exemption.  All grants and exemptions are subject to an application and review process, are awarded at the discretion of Council, and are dependent on budgetary considerations.

Please review the guidelines and eligibility criteria for these two programs before beginning the application process.

Grants to Non-Profit Organizations 

The application period for grants to non-profit organizations is between June 1st and September 30th of each year, for a grant in the following year.  Completed forms, and all supporting documentation, must be received at City Hall between these dates and no later than September 30th.  Applications will not be accepted outside of these dates.  Council will review all applications during annual budget deliberations.

To apply for a grant, organizations must:

• Be a not for profit or charitable organization
• Provide services that directly enhance the well-being of residents in the community
• Demonstrate financial need

The grant application process is very competitive, so it is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that their application is complete, and provides Council with as much important information as possible.  Submission of an application does not guarantee that a grant will be awarded. 

Grants to Non-Profit Organizations Application
Grants to Non-Profit Organizations - Final Report

Please submit your completed form along with supporting documentation to City Hall, attention:

Susan King, Financial Analyst
40 – 10th Avenue S.
Cranbrook, BC   V1C 2M8

Electronic submissions are also accepted via email to Susan.King@cranbrook.ca.


Permissive Property Tax Exemptions

Applications for permissive tax exemptions are subject to provincial legislation as set out in section 224 of the Community Charter.  The City of Cranbrook uses the following criteria when granting permissive tax exemptions on lands or buildings:

• Charitable or not-for-profit organizations
• Services for special needs and seniors groups
• Supportive housing
• Emergency rescue services
• Environmental protection
• Land surrounding a church or independent school

Permissive tax exemptions are granted at Council’s discretion and can be granted wholly or partly on any eligible property.  A bylaw, listing all exemptions, must be adopted prior to October 31st of each year for the tax year following.  The exemptions do not extend to water and sewer frontage taxes.

Completed applications and all supporting documentation must be received at City Hall before August 1st.  It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure that their application is complete and all required documents are submitted before the due date.  No late submissions will be accepted.

Permissive Property Tax Exemption Application

Please submit your completed form along with supporting documentation to City Hall, attention:

Susan King, Financial Analyst
40 – 10th Avenue S.
Cranbrook, BC   V1C 2M8

Electronic submissions are also accepted via email to Susan.King@cranbrook.ca.


Questions?
Please contact Susan King at 250-489-0228 or email Susan.King@cranbrook.ca if you would like further information regarding either of these funding programs.

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