39 community projects seeking CBT funding this year

Community groups make funding requests for 39 different projects at CBT meeting in Revelstoke on Monday.

Several hundred people were at the community centre on Monday evening to hear about 39 different projects that are seeking funding from the Columbia Basin Trust.

The community groups are seeking a total of $531,806 in funding from the CBT’s Affected Areas & Community Initiatives Program. That money would help fund $1,135,701 in projects.

Community groups from sports organizations to cultural associations to social advocates made presentations.

The complete list of projects is as follows:

 

 

PROJECT/APPLICANT

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Project Budget

Funds Request

1

Food Bank

Community Connections

Provide year round food assistance and choices of healthy nutritious food items for persons that live in poverty or are working poor.

156,400

30,000

2

Senior’s Volunteer Coordinator

Revelstoke Senior Citizens Association

Continue to hire a volunteer coordinator to implement and develop volunteer-based programs to meet specific needs of seniors

16,500

10,000

3

Canine Search & Rescue

Canadian Canine Search & Rescue

Support for dog teams to attend annual courses and validations and acquire necessary search & rescue equipment

39,150

27,500

4

Bullying & Harassment Prevention

Canadian Red Cross Society

Host a workshop on recognizing bullying and harassment behaviour, intervention/prevention strategies, victims of abuse support.

4,050

3,545

5

Hospice Volunteers & Resources

Revelstoke Hospice Society

Recruit new volunteers, provide training for all volunteers.

9,000

9,000

6

RDHS Spay/Neuter Initiative

Revelstoke & District Humane Society

Provide financial assistance for spaying/neutering pets of low income families or abandoned pets in the care of the Society.

12,000

10,000

7

Social Justice Advocate

Community Connections

Provide services to residents who are marginalized by poverty, illiteracy or disability to ensure equal access to basic needs

55,000

25,000

8

Community Response Network

Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society

Provide programs and ensure a coordinated community response to inform & protect vulnerable adults against abuse, neglect & self neglect.

12,150

5,000

9

Race Timing & Trail Grooming Equipment

Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club

Complete acquisition of race timing and ski grooming equipment to enable club to hold provincial level ski races

14,890

12,445

10

Field Maintenance Equipment

Revelstoke Remote Control Club

Purchase a riding tractor with attachments for maintaining the landing strip

2,127

1,418

11

Community Bike Park

Revelstoke Trail Alliance

Create a world class community bike park that would include 2 pumptracks and 4 sets of dirt jumps.

50,000

20,000

12

Revelstoke Skateboard Park

Columbia Valley Skateboard Association

Conduct a geotechnical study on the land donated by the City for the Skateboard Park to allow construction of the facilities to proceed

10,000

10,000

13

Skating Club Website & Camera

Revelstoke Skating Club

Improve skating club capacity and quality of the program

2,750

2,000

14

Acrobat Equipment Replacement

Revelstoke Acro-Bats Club

Replace foam and protective lining for new foam pit and replace double mini trampoline.

23,322

20,322

15

Squash Ball Feeder

Revelstoke Racquet Den Society

Purchase an automatic ball feeder to assist in player skill development.

4,526

4,526

16

Training and Event Equipment

Revelstoke Ski Club

Purchase a wireless timing system and expand inventory of gates and safety equipment to improve training and host events.

11,000

10,000

17

Environmental Restoration Program

North Columbia Environmental Society

Plant willow stock in the banks of the Columbia River near Machete Island

2,250

1,000

18

Revelstoke Bear Aware

Revelstoke Bear Aware Society

Deliver the Revelstoke Bear Aware Program

36,650

20,000

19

Environmental Stewardship & Education

North Columbia Environmental Society

Deliver community events that foster environmental awareness through education.

13,800

12,550

20

Fairway Aeration, Topdress & Overseed

Revelstoke Golf Club

Complete the fairway aeration, sand top-dressing and overseeding to reduce weed growth and minimize use of herbicides.

25,000

15,000

21

Infrastructure in Mountain Bike Areas

Revelstoke Cycling Association

Expansion and improvement of mountain bike infrastructure and trail networks in the Revelstoke Area

45,000

35,000

22

Roof Over Us

Friends of Mt Revelstoke and Glacier

Replace the Balsam Lake Centre roof to ensure on-going public use and enjoyment.

24,500

6,000

23

Tourist & Community Access Computers

Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce

Replace four outdated computers at the Visitor’s Information Centre

5,000

4,000

24

Railway Days Festival

Revelstoke Heritage Railway Society

Coordinate and deliver Railway Days for the benefit of residents and tourists, and targeting Revelstoke as a railfan destination

25,900

20,000

25

Community Arts Projects & Exhibition

Revelstoke Visual Arts Society

Install and promote 21 exhibitions and offer 3 community art projects.

27,500

19,000

26

Arts & Culture Programming

Revelstoke Arts Council

Expand the provision for arts and culture programmes in Revelstoke

127,500

25,000

27

Historical Resources Project

Revelstoke Museum & Archives Association

Conduct interviews and research, catalogue historical resources and add to collection of artifacts, photographs and archives

28,117

20,000

28

Continuing Improvement at the Museum

BC Interior Forestry Museum

Continue improvement and update work started last year with emphasis on environmental education

20,500

12,000

29

BEES Events for 2012-13

Bygone Era Entertainment Society

Hold vintage gramophone, film and dance performances and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the McKinnon building

9,950

5,000

30

Kootenay Zone Theatre Festival

Revelstoke Theatre Company

Bring theatre companies from the Kootenay Zone to perform in a drama competition of 3 to 5 theatre productions

13,900

3,000

31

Carousel of Nations

Revelstoke Multicultural Society

Host a celebration of Revelstoke’s multicultural diversity with ethnic food, interactive cultural displays, entertainment and activities

13,600

10,000

32

Screen Smart Challenge Week

Revelstoke Board of Education #19

A weeklong event focussed on educating parents and children on the affects of screen media on the developing child

5,000

4,000

33

Early Learning Program

Revelstoke Community Childcare Society

Provide and support early learning programs and special community children’s events.

24,000

14,000

34

Williamson’s Lake Playground

Revelstoke Community Childcare Society

Improve the safety and recreation opportunities at Williamson’s Lake by installing new playground equipment

48,020

25,000

35

Youth Services

Community Connections

Provide a continuum of services to youth in collaboration with local agencies and organizations

63,725

25,000

36

Summer Day Camp

Community Connections

Provide an opportunity for children (age 4 – 13) to have a fun and meaningful summer day camp experience

92,719

25,000

37

Community Training Subsidies

Okanagan College

Reduce financial barriers for individuals and non-profit organization that require employment related training to increase skills and abilities.

27,255

12,000

38

Public Avalanche Education & Outreach

Canadian Avalanche Centre

Deliver avalanche education to grades K-12 in Revelstoke for the winter season and host a local public outreach event in early November 2012

23,550

10,000

39

Adult Centre of Learning & Advising

Okanagan College

Deliver support, computer access, study & tutor space, free exam invigilation and education advising services

9,400

8,500

 

Project Total Funding

$1,135,701

$531,806

 

 

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