RBC Blue Water Project announces deadline for 2014 Leadership and Community Action Grants

New streamlined online application process

TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - RBC Blue Water Project today announced that expressions of interest for Leadership Grants and Community Action Grant applications for 2014 are now being accepted.

Since most of the world's population now lives in urban centres, increasing the strain on water resources in these regions, the RBC Blue Water Project will continue to focus its support for initiatives that help protect and preserve water in towns, cities and urbanized areas.

The urban water focus applies to both Community Action Grants ($1,000 to $10,000) and Leadership Grants ($10,001 to $100,000). Organizations with projects in any of the countries and regions in which RBC is located, including Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, the British Isles, and Asia Pacific may qualify for funding.

RBC has also streamlined the process for grant applications. For the first time, RBC will ask interested organizations to submit their full application and forms online.

Expressions of interest for RBC Blue Water Project 2014 Leadership Grants are being accepted until December 20, 2013. Applications for Community Action Grants are also available online and due on February 3, 2014.

Information, application guidelines, and new online application system can all be found at www.rbc.com/bluewater. All amounts are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.

About RBC Blue Water Project
The RBC Blue Water Project is an historic, wide-ranging, 10-year global commitment to help protect the world's most precious natural resource: fresh water. Since 2007, RBC has pledged over $38 million to more than 650 charitable organizations worldwide that protect water, with an additional $7.8 million pledged to universities for water programs. The RBC Blue Water Project is focused on supporting initiatives that help protect water in towns, cities, and urbanized areas. For further information, visit www.rbc.com/bluewater.

RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations, sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2012, we contributed more than $95 million to causes worldwide, including donations and community investments of more than $64 million and $31 million in sponsorships.


For further information:

Jackie Braden, Communications, RBC, 416 974-1724, jackie.braden@rbc.com


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