Apply for Grants

We now have three types of Grants:

1.) Second round of The Emergency Community Support Fund application window is now closed. See Events page for recipients.

2.) Neighbourhod Small Grants Initiative is available to any group or individual interested in enhancing their community or neighbourhood. There is still a small amount of funds left!

3.) CFNKLS distributes grants each Spring to registered charities in the North Kootenay Lake region (Kaslo and Area D).  On this page you will find information and links to our granting requirements, application forms and timelines.

The 2021 CFNKLS Granting Cycle will open for applications on Monday, March 1, 2021.

Grant applications for up to $4,000 will be considered. Special projects requiring greater funding may also be considered, if funds permit, but such applications should first be discussed with CFNKLS in advance of the application deadline.

The deadline for applications is Friday, April 30, 2021.

If you are interested in applying for a grant, first read CFNKLS Granting Guidelines 2021

PDF Version: Grant Application 2021

Or MS Word version of form: Grant Application 2021

Completed applications should be submitted by email to Honora <> or by mail with all accompanying documentation to CFNKLS,  Box 661, Kaslo, BC, V0G 1M0

If your organisation is not a registered charity, you can seek to partner with one of the existing charities in the region.  These include most churches and local academic institutions.  A non-registered charity can also be sponsored by a qualified donee which includes schools, churches, and provincial organizations. You can find a list of eligible institutions here:

Registered Charities Kaslo & Area D, updated January, 2020


CFNKLS is legally required  to award its grant monies from its endowment funds only to official charitable organizations labeled by the Canadian Revenue Agency as “Qualified Donees”. These organizations include all officially registered charities, and other registered entities that include churches, schools, municipalities, and government bodies. CFNKLS applauds and values our local charitable organizations that support the many worthy projects enriching our lives and our communities. Local Not-For-Profit volunteer groups, which are not themselves registered charities, do require one of the many local qualified donees to overview and administrate all of the funds that CFNKLS grants for community projects.

CFNKLS understands that some supervising charities, with paid administrative staff, may need to charge an administration fee to the grant projects that they agree to oversee. In general, however, CFNKLS prefers not to devote more than 12.5% of any grant award, or $400, whichever is lower, for the administrative and supervisory costs of the various projects it supports. CFNKLS may give some preference to applications where applicants have a relationship with the supervising charity, one that permits the entirety of the grant to be applied to the proposed project.

Grant applications that request more than these guideline amounts should provide an explanation as to why a greater support for administration costs is justified for this application. Such applicants should also be prepared for the possibility that their grant award may be reduced by some amount because the administrative costs will otherwise be higher than CFNKLS prefers to support.

*** After obtaining and using your grant, it is MANDATORY that you report results with this form:  Project Report. Please remember to include details of how your money was spent.

Please note that grants will be made to the registered charity and that they are responsible for the funds.  Your proposed activities need to fit within the mandate of the sponsoring organization and both organizations need to understand their responsibilities under this arrangement.  More information about grantee eligibility is available: Grant Eligibility Policy

Historic Granting Information can be found at: Historic CFNKLS Fund Data