City Announces Community Grant Award Recipients
The City of Kimberley is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's Community Grant funds. The Community Project/Event grants are designed to support local organizations and initiatives that contribute to the well-being and development of our community.
Twenty-three organizations in Kimberley will benefit from both cash and in-kind grant funding totaling $130,475 that will support 30 projects and events. This year’s recipients are:
- CBAL - Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy
- East Kootenay Invasive Species Council
- East Kootenay Search and Rescue (Kimberley SAR)
- Healthy Kimberley Food Recovery Depot
- Kimberley Arts Council - Centre 64
- Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce
- Kimberley Community Fall Fair
- Kimberley Disabled Skiers Association
- Kimberley Edible Greenhouse and Garden
- Kimberley Health Centre Society
- Kimberley Helping Hands Food Bank
- Kimberley Independent School
- Kimberley Lawn Bowling Society
- Kimberley Nordic Club
- Kimberley Trails Society
- Kimberley Skating Club
- Kootenay East Youth Soccer Association
- Mark Creek Lions Club
- Selkirk Secondary School
- Spark Society for Youth
- Sullivan Mine & Railway Historical Society
- Summit Community Services Society
- Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook
In addition to the Project/Event Grants, four organizations will receive a Standing Grant. Standing Grants provide reliable funding for general operating expenses of registered non-profit societies, including administrative costs and program related expenses as approved by Council. These recipient organizations include the Kimberley Heritage Museum Society, Kimberley Arts Council, Kimberley Trails Society and the Kimberley and District Chamber of Commerce. This year, standing grants total $91,600.
"We are thrilled to support these organizations and their important work in our community," said Mayor Don McCormick. "Their efforts make a real difference in the lives of our residents, and we are proud to be able to assist them."
The RDEK has announced the ReDi Grants program, replacing the former CBT Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program. The City will be supporting distribution of these grants in the coming months. More information can be found at https://engage.rdek.bc.ca/redi.
The City of Kimberley would like to extend its congratulations and appreciation to the grant recipients and looks forward to the positive impact their projects will have on the community.
For more information about the City of Kimberley's community grant program, please visit the city's website at www.kimberley.ca.