UBCM community giving funding: terms and conditions

As a long-time sponsor of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) Convention, FortisBC Energy Inc. and FortisBC Inc. (together, “FortisBC”) invites attendees to nominate a charitable initiative or project to receive Community Giving funding from FortisBC. Funding is made available through FortisBC’s Community Investment program with specific focus on projects or initiatives requiring financial support in order to launch, succeed or be completed.

By nominating a charitable organization to receive Community Giving funding, the nominator acknowledges that: 

  1. Applications will be submitted via regular mail or email as per the date and instructions indicated on the application form. The application form can be found online at fortisbc.com/communitygiving.
  2. Potential funding recipients will be contacted by FortisBC to verify and obtain specific details on funding requirements.
  3. Potential funding recipients must submit a FortisBC Community Investment application no later than 12 p.m. (noon), August 6, 2018
  4. Successful funding recipients will be announced at the FortisBC UBCM Reception on September 10, 2018.
  5. FortisBC, in its sole discretion, will determine recipients of Community Giving funding and the amount of funding, in each instance not to exceed $15,000.
  6. FortisBC uses the following criteria to evaluate requests for funding:
    1. Preference is given to organizations/projects that align with one or more of the following categories:
      1. Safety - promote and/or increase community or personal safety and accident avoidance
      2. Education - support energy literacy, trades or skill development, and/or leadership
      3. Environment - directly benefit the local environment
      4. Indigenous initiatives - meet the unique needs of an Indigenous group, organization or community
    2. Preference will be given to projects that are expected to show major results or completion by August 15, 2019.
    3. FortisBC Community Investment excludes:
      1. initiatives that are normally funded through any level of government
      2. churches or other religious organizations
      3. fraternal or labour organizations
      4. sports team or individual sports/athletic pursuits
      5. third-party fundraising events (e.g. golf tournaments raising money for a local charity)
      6. operating costs (salaries, rent, service fees, advertising costs, etc.)
      7. advocacy groups (e.g. religious, social, political or economic)
      8. groups, programs or organizations located outside of FortisBC service area (see map)