2014 Drinking Water Week Applications

The 2014 Drinking Water Week Community Event Program will provide funding to communities / organizations in BC & Yukon to host educational events and activities. Each community / organization is eligible to receive $1,000 in funding for their event or activity.

Applications are due March 17, 2014.

Drinking Water Week is May 4 - 10, 2014 this year. Communities are encouraged to host events and activities during this week, but those held at other times throughout the year will be considered as long as they meet the campaign objectives.

Drinking Water Week activities that qualify for funding will involve direct community participation and engagement. Examples include, but are not limited to:

- Tours of local watersheds or treatment plants.
- Educational open houses or information sessions emphasizing water and wastewater awareness.
- Outreach to elementary and high school students.
- Colouring contests; photo, video, or essay contests.
- Promotion at local events such as farmer's markets, home and garden shows, public works open houses, etc.

Funding will be provided in support of events/activities that:
- Lead to greater understanding of our water and wastewater systems and operators.
- Raise awareness about the true costs of providing safe, clean water to the public.
- Promote positive behaviour changes with the goal of establishing water wise habits.

Notification dates & deadlines:
- Application form published: February 25, 2014
- Applications due to BCWWA: March 17, 2014
- Communities notified: March 28, 2014

Grant cheques will be mailed to communities after the event has been held, and a brief report has been submitted to BCWWA (template will be provided).

For more information about the campaign, please visit www.drinkingwaterweek.org

Has your organization participated in Drinking Water Week in previous years?

Please indicate if your community/organization can meet the following requirements for receiving funding (necessary materials & guidelines will be provided by BCWWA).

Please outline how you will use the requested funds, including a brief description of your proposed event/activity (300 words max.).

Preference will be given to those events or activities that aim to raise awareness and/or change behaviour. Examples include, but are not limited to, open houses, information sessions, watershed or water/wastewater treatment plant tours, contests, school outreach, etc.

How will your event/activity be impacted if you do not receive the grant funding (150 words max).

Does your community/organization have any other events/activities planned for Drinking Water Week 2014, in addition to those outlined above (and for which the grant funding will not be used)? (150 words max.)

Please provide the approximate number of attendees/participants you expect to reach with your events or activities.

Please provide best estimates of how the funds will be allocated.

(not including Drinking Water Week grant)

Examples of potential expenses are provided below. If your activities do not fit within these categories, please describe them in the 'other' field.

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