A partnership with the province of British Columbia and the Canadian Government is offering up infrastructure grants to community groups, nonprofits and municipalities. Photo Submitted

Infrastructure grants available for nonprofits, municipalities

The funding comes from a partnership with the B.C. and Canadian governments

The province of British Columbia has partnered with the Government of Canada to offer over $100 million in infrastructure grants to help strengthen communities in B.C.

The funding is available through the Community, Culture and Recreation (CCR) infrastructure stream, which is one of four major funding streams being offered by the Canadian government. Local nonprofit organizations, Indigenous-led projects, municipalities and regional districts could benefit from the available funding by submitting an application before October 1, 2020.

The funding, which was announced on June 25, 2020 is the second intake of applications for the CCR stream and is designed to target projects starting in 2021 or 2022.

“Investment in infrastructure is an investment in people. We saw with the first intake in 2018 that there was huge demand for upgrading arenas, building new community centres and improving natural disaster resiliency,” said Selina Robinson, B.C.’s minister of municipal affairs and housing. “Projects like these will strengthen communities by bringing people together, celebrating our province’s diversity and improving services to support economic growth.”

Eligible projects will support public infrastructure and must improve access to or increase the quality of cultural, recreational and community infrastructure for Canadians, including Indigenous people and vulnerable populations. This could include upgrades to or building new recreation facilities, trails, community centres, or arts and cultural spaces.

For community groups interested in applying, visit the Investing In Canada Infrastructure Program on the B.C. government website at Gov.bc.ca.



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