Eligible local non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply for funding from the Columbia Basin Trusts (CBT) Community Initiatives and Affected Areas program.
The program is funded by the CBT, and administrated by the Regional District of East Kootenay.
“We recognize the tremendous impact these programs make on so many local projects and programs and want to ensure potential applicants are aware of the guidelines and submission deadline,” said RDEK Corporate Officer Tina Hlushak in a release.
The deadline for the 2022-2023 program funds is Jan. 17, and is open to registered non-profit organizations, First Nations, registered schools and local governments. Any private sector proposals must be sponsored by an eligible organization and must clearly demonstrate community benefits.
The CBT has allocated $4.2 million per year for the programs, with the funds divided amongst local government and Indigenous partners.
The RDEK will receive $1,197,530 to divide amongst its constituent municipalities. In the 2021-2022 year, $1,148,921 was shared around the region.
Groups that received funding last year in the Elk Valley included the Elk Valley Family Society, Lilac Terrace (Sparwood), the Elkford Nordic Ski Club, the Fernie and District Historical Society and many more.
Three of the four subdivisions in the Elk Valley (Elkford, Sparwood, Fernie and RDEK electoral area A) were oversubscribed in the 2021-2022 year.
For information, or to find out how to apply, head to engage.rdek.bc.ca/cbt.
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