Revelstoke CBT Community Initiatives funding decisions made public

The wait is over for 39 community groups that applied for funding through the 2011 Columbia Basin Trust's Community Initiatives program.

The wait is over for 39 community groups that applied for funding through the 2011 Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiatives program.

The City of Revelstoke’s committee of the whole today supported the decision from the committee that finalizes funding decisions on the proposals. The committee’s decision will need to be ratified by city council next week, but that is highly likely since the committee consists of all city councillors. CSRD Area B director Loni Parker also has already approved the committee’s recommendation.

A total of $538,463 was requested, but there was only $333,961 available in the 2011 round of funding, meaning $204,502 needed to be trimmed from the proposals.

The committee recommended at least some funding for 38 out of 39 of the projects. A $5,000 funding request from the Community Radio Station Stoke FM Radio Society was the only applicant to be denied any funding, although a note on the report says there is $2,000 in leftover funding from 2010 available to them, if they fulfill requirements such as providing a business plan and obtaining a broadcast license.

Here is a list of the projects, the total budget, their CBT Community Initiatives funding request, and the amount the committee allocated to their project:

1. Project: Nordic Ski Trail Grooming Machinery

Applicant: Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club

Project description: Purchase a snowmobile and tow-behind track setter

Project Budget: $19,540

Funding Request: $18,640

Funding Recommended: $8,242

2. Project: Trampoline Replacements

Applicant: Revelstoke Acrobats Club

Project description: Replace two existing trampolines with Eurotramp GME trampolines

Project Budget: $19,800

Funding Request: $14,800

Funding Recommended: $12,000

3. Project: Racing Training Event Equipment

Applicant: Revelstoke Ski Club

Project description: Purchase equipment to support on-hill athlete training and race events.

Project Budget: $18,550

Funding Request: $18,550

Funding Recommended: $3,500

4. Project: Revelstoke Bear Aware

Applicant: Revelstoke Bear Aware Society

Project description: Continue to deliver the bear aware program to reduce conflict between people and bears in the community

Project Budget: $34,700

Funding Request: $18,000

Funding Recommended: $15,00

5. Project: Wildland Firefighting Equipment

Applicant: City of Revelstoke Fire Rescue Service

Project description: Purchase equipment to enable firefighting of Columbia River drawdown zone grass fires and aviation extrication

Project Budget: $42,305

Funding Request: $29,805

Funding Recommended: $5,000

6. Project: Alpine Commons

Applicant: Friends of Mount Revelstoke & Glacier

Project description: Construct a wheelchair accessible viewing deck at the summit of Mount Revelstoke National Park

Project Budget: $18,000

Funding Request: $5,000

Funding Recommended: $5,000

7. Project: Fairway Top-dress and Over-seed

Applicant: Revelstoke Golf Club

Project description: Reduce weed growth without use of chemical means by top-dressing, aeration and over-seeding the fairways.

Project Budget: $35,000

Funding Request: $30,000

Funding Recommended: $5,000

8. Project: Improving BC Interior Forestry Museum

Applicant: BC Interior Forestry Museum

Project description: Consolidate present programs and expand opportunities to take the forest ‘message’ out to the community

Project Budget: $22,000

Funding Request: $13,000

Funding Recommended: $8,000

9. Project: Membership Drive & 10th Anniversary

Applicant: Kootenay Carshare Cooperative

Project description: Organize community events, raise awareness of KCC’s programs, benefits and increase membership

Project Budget: $4,347

Funding Request: $2,086

Funding Recommended: $1,000

10. Project: Environmental Education & Stewardship

Applicant: North Columbia Environmental Society

Project description: Offer business energy audits, community events, speakers series and school programs on environmental education and stewardship

Project Budget: $16,723

Funding Request: $14,698

Funding Recommended: $10,000

11. Project: Second Annual World Fair Trade Day

Applicant: Revelstoke Fair Trade Society

Project description: Host Revelstoke’s second annual World Fair Trade Day Celebration on May 14, 2011

Project Budget: $1,000

Funding Request: $950

Funding Recommended: $950

12. Project: Exhibit and Collection Management

Applicant: Revelstoke Heritage Railway Society

Project description: Address collection and exhibit management requirements to sustain and enhance effectiveness as a museum and tourism destination

Project Budget: $33,000

Funding Request: $24,000

Funding Recommended: $12,000

13. Project: Revelstoke Mountain Paradise Show & Shine

Applicant: Vintage Car Club of Canada

Project description: Host a car show downtown Revelstoke on June 4, 2011

Project Budget: $3,590

Funding Request: $890

Funding Recommended: $890

14. Project: Mountain bike trails

Applicant: Revelstoke Cycling Association

Project description: Expansion of mountain bike trail network and associated infrastructure in the Revelstoke area.

Project Budget: $24,000

Funding Request: $24,000

Funding Recommended: $12,000

15. Project: Community Radio Station

Applicant: Stoke FM Radio Society

Project description: Build a community radio station that offers spoken word, local music and programming relevant to Revelstoke

Project Budget: $8,450

Funding Request: $5,000

Funding Recommended: $0

16. Project: Archives Enhancement Project

Applicant: Revelstoke Museum & Archives Association

Project description: Upgrade the archives through accessioning, creation of catalogues, digitization of images and documents

Project Budget: $38,500

Funding Request: $25,000

Funding Recommended: $22,000

17. Project: Carousel of Nations

Applicant: Revelstoke Multicultural Society

Project description: Celebrate Revelstoke’s multicultural diversity with ethnic food, displays, entertainment, travel presentations, stories, songs, etc.

Project Budget: $7,000

Funding Request: $5,000

Funding Recommended: $5,000

18. Project: Expanding Arts & Culture Programs

Applicant: Revelstoke Arts Council

Project description: Increase the number of arts and culture programs planned, coordinated and delivered in Revelstoke

Project Budget: $117,500

Funding Request: $25,000

Funding Recommended: $19,000

19. Project: Vintage Gramophone and Dance

Applicant: Bygone Era Entertainment Society

Project description: Hold gramophone and dance performances for seniors and other targeted groups

Project Budget: $5,925

Funding Request: $3,500

Funding Recommended: $2,000

20. Project: Office, Exhibitions & Marketing

Applicant: Revelstoke Visual Arts Society

Project description: Increase office capacity, install 20 exhibitions, improve facility, and develop marketing brochure

Project Budget: $44,500

Funding Request: $37,500

Funding Recommended: $15,000

21. Project: AFKO 25th Anniversary & Celebration

Applicant: Assoc. des Francophones

Project description: Present a French play and dinner as part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of Assoc. des Francophones des Kootenays Ouest

Project Budget: $8,845

Funding Request: $1,500

Funding Recommended: $1,000

22. Project: Revelstoke Timber Days LITE

Applicant: Revelstoke Forest Workers Society

Project description: Host a one-day celebration with local logging sports competitions, kids activities and educational displays.

Project Budget: $6,450

Funding Request: $2,000

Funding Recommended: $2,000

23. Project: Early Learning Program

Applicant: Revelstoke Community Child Care Soc.

Project description: Provide and support early learning programs and special community events focusing on early childhood

Project Budget: $24,000

Funding Request: $12,000

Funding Recommended: $10,000

24. Project: Youth Services Program

Applicant: Community Connections

Project description: Provide a continuum of services to youth from 9 to 18 years in the community

Project Budget: $77,350

Funding Request: $25,000

Funding Recommended: $19,000

25. Project: Youth Avalanche Safety Education

Applicant: Canadian Avalanche Centre

Project description: Deliver avalanche safety directly to the K-12 classroom in the Revelstoke School District

Project Budget: $9,500

Funding Request: $4,000

Funding Recommended: $4,000

26. Project: Screen Smart Challenge Week

Applicant: Revelstoke Board of Education #19

Project description: Educating parents and children on the affects of screen media and offer active events to replace screen time

Project Budget: $3,000

Funding Request: $2,000

Funding Recommended: $2,000

27. Project: Columbia Park Playground

Applicant: Revelstoke Community Child Care Soc.

Project description: Install a developmentally appropriate play structure for young children at Columbia Park Elementary

Project Budget: $24,383

Funding Request: $18,000

Funding Recommended: $15,000

28. Project: Summer Day Camp

Applicant: Community Connections

Project description: Provide an opportunity for children aged 5-11 to have a fun and meaningful summer

Project Budget: $54,650

Funding Request: $12,000

Funding Recommended: $12,000

29. Project: Adult Centre of Learning

Applicant: Okanagan College

Project description: Offer free exam invigilation, study and tutor spaces and computer access.

Project Budget: $17,780

Funding Request: $15,980

Funding Recommended: $5,000

30. Project: Community Training Subsidies

Applicant: Okanagan College

Project description: Reduce financial barriers to individuals and non-profit organizations who require training

Project Budget: $27,731

Funding Request: $12,000

Funding Recommended: $10,000

31. Project: Wheelchair Access and Washroom Renovation

Applicant: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 46

Project description: Install wheelchair ramp and lift, push-button doors and renovate washrooms for wheelchair accessibility

Project Budget: $24,985

Funding Request: $14,985

Funding Recommended: $12,000

32. Project: Food Bank

Applicant: Community Connections

Project description: Provide year-round food assistance and endeavours to provide choices of healthy nutritious food items

Project Budget: $179,000

Funding Request: $25,000

Funding Recommended: $25,000

33. Project: Volunteer Coordinator

Applicant: Revelstoke Senior Citizens Assoc.

Project description: Hire a volunteer coordinator to implement volunteer-based, community-wide programs for residents

Project Budget: $12,500

Funding Request: $9,000

Funding Recommended: $8,000

34. Project: Social Development Coordinator

Applicant: City of Revelstoke

Project description: Facilitate community-wide social planning and action.

Project Budget: $50,000

Funding Request: $5,000

Funding Recommended: $5,000

35. Project: Social Justice Advocate

Applicant: Community Connections

Project description: Provide services to residents who are marginalized by poverty, literacy or ability

Project Budget: $48,700

Funding Request: $28,200

Funding Recommended: $18,000

36. Project: Canine Search & Rescue Program

Applicant: Canadian Canine Search & Rescue

Project description: Attend mandatory annual courses and validations, acquire SAR equipment, promote growth and recruitment

Project Budget: $27,400

Funding Request: $20,000

Funding Recommended: $10,000

37. Project: Health Equipment Loan Program

Applicant: Canadian Red Cross Society

Project description: Purchase child-sized medical equipment to lend to children recovering from surgery, illness, injury or facing end of life

Project Budget: $2,379

Funding Request: $2,379

Funding Recommended: $2,379

38. Project: Community Response Network

Applicant: Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society

Project description: Provide programs to inform and protect vulnerable adults against abuse, neglect and self-neglect.

Project Budget: $11,750

Funding Request: $5,000

Funding Recommended: $4,000

39. Project: Hospice Resources/Volunteer Training

Applicant: Revelstoke Hospice Society

Project description: Increase awareness of hospice services, access to internet resources, a quarterly newsletter; and provide volunteer training.

Project Budget: $9,000

Funding Request: $9,000

Funding Recommended: $8,000