2021 Community Impact Grants

2021 Community Impact Grants

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The pandemic has not cooled enthusiasm among Bowen Island community organizations. Many of them turned to the Bowen Island Community Foundation (BICF) for project support in the coming year. Community Impact Grants are for projects that “have a measurable and sustainable impact on our community.” Community groups with a broad range of objectives came forward with […]

Resiliency Fund

Building up a tried and true style of communication: NERP’s neighbourhood kiosks

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This pandemic has changed our world and our island––physical distancing, frequent handwashing and the appearance of face masks––but imagine other emergencies in our future. Imagine a large earthquake: homes and trees toppled, power and internet down, roads in ruin and connection to the mainland severed. Imagine a forest fire raging out of control or a chemical […]

Resiliency Fund

Navigators helping Bowen businesses

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The COVID resources can seem endless—the lists of government programs and help sites everywhere. To help Bowen businesses cut through all the information and access provincial and federal grants, subsidies, loans and other programs, are Bowen’s brand-new business navigators – Rod Marsh and Vaune Kolber. Marsh and Kolber, both local business people, are respectively chair […]

Neighbourhood Small Grants

New Neighbourhood Small Grants help strengthen our community

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In partnership with the Vancouver Foundation and Bowen Island Municipality, the Bowen Island Community Foundation launched the Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) Program on February 11, 2020. The deadline for application is April 6.  The NSG Program provides grants of up to $500 for individuals with ideas to help connect and engage residents in their neighbourhood. The […]

General

What is a community foundation?

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We’ve welcomed many new folks to our community in recent years and have said goodbye to many friends. With all this turnover, new islanders may not know that Bowen has a community foundation—let alone what it does and how it works. To that end, we thought we’d take a moment to introduce ourselves––we are your Bowen […]