The Legacy Fund was established in 2014 and since then the Community Forest has paid over $3 million dollars into it from the proceeds of operations. Of this, $1.3 million in grants have been distributed to Community Groups throughout the lower Sunshine Coast to fund many worthwhile projects.
The Sunshine Coast Community Forest is proud to be able to support the generous volunteers and donors in our community in collaboration with the District of Sechelt and community members who volunteer to serve on our Legacy Fund Committee.
The Legacy Fund is one of the ways the Community Forest gives back to its community.
It's a program that issues grants to eligible groups for projects that will offer lasting benefit to the Lower Sunshine Coast community.
a sample of previous Legacy Fund projects:
Frequently Asked Questions
Community groups, non-profit groups, and public sector agencies undertaking projects which will offer lasting benefit to the people of the Lower Sunshine Coast may apply
The annual deadline for Letters of Intent is May 1st, and for those invited to submit a full application the deadline is June 15th.
The first step to applying for a Legacy Fund grant is submitting a Letter of Intent. This is a brief document introducing your project. The Legacy Fund Committee, a group including several of our Directors, District of Sechelt representatives, and community volunteers, reviews the Letters of Intent and those which are successful will be invited to submit a full application. Successful applications are submitted to the District of Sechelt Mayor & Council where they are reviewed at a public council meeting, and a final decision on funding is made. This process can take 2-3 months.