Community Foundation Grants

Through its annual Community Foundation Grants Program, the Foundation supports initiatives designed to improve the quality of life of the residents within the Oceanside area.


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Through its Community Foundation Grants program, the Parksville-Qualicum Foundation supports initiatives designed to improve the quality of life for residents within BC School District 69, also known as Oceanside.

Organizations that are registered as Charities with Canada Revenue Agency, or BC Society Not-for-Profits that are sponsored by a registered charity, may apply for a Community Foundation Grant of up to $4000.

Sponsorship will not jeopardize the sponsoring organizations’ own eligibility for grants. Qualifying organizations must have been in operation for at least one year.

Preferred Projects:

  • Promote volunteer participation
  • Do not duplicate services provided by other organizations
  • Promote youth activities
  • Promote cooperation between groups
  • Enhance community self-sufficiency
  • Build on current community strengths to meet locally identified needs
  • Innovative activities that might not happen without the Foundation’s support
Grants through PQCF

Deadline for Community Foundation Grant applications in any calendar year is March 31st.

Eligible Communities 

Community Foundation Grants are awarded on an annual basis in May of each year to communities within District #69. 

District #69 encompasses the area of the east coast of Vancouver Island, stretching from the Lantzville overpass northeast along the coast, to Cook Creek and southeast to Cameron Lake. It includes the communities of Nanoose, Errington, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Coombs, Whiskey Creek, Qualicum Bay, Bowser, Dashwood, Horne Lake, Deep Bay and Lasqueti Island.

Projects NOT Eligible:

  • Annual fund drives
  • Core operating expenses
  • Building campaigns, however identifiable components of capital projects may be considered
  • Deficit reduction
  • Direct religious activities
  • Institution’s statutory programs
  • Individuals
  • Political Activities
  • Travel Costs
  • Regular staff wages or professional fees