When the City Council approved changes to the Grant and Aid policy last year, they removed the sponsorship category.
The sponsorships instead are now considered on their own, with their own funding. Local non-profits and community groups are eligible to apply to the City for sponsorship dollars.
Last week, the committee of the whole made a recommendation to the Council to approve a new $15,000 dollar sponsorship fund. This week, Council approved that motion through a unanimous 7-0 vote.
Application details can be found at - https://www.merritt.ca/news/city-merritt-sponsorship-request-forms-now-available
On Twitter: @Q101Merritt