Two Revelstoke organizations are the recipients of large grants from the Columbia Basin Trust as part of its social grants program.
Community Connections received $23,000 to coordinate a program, in partnership with other organizations, that provides support to families and children marginalized by poverty, violence and disability; and aims to improve access to community services in Revelstoke.
Canadian Mental Health Association received $4,300 to put on a series of community events designed to promote awareness of mental health issues and available services in Revelstoke.
They are among 16 projects across the Columbia Basin to share $500,000 in funding.
“These projects tackle diverse social issues and will affect people of many ages across the region,” said Neil Muth, CBT President and CEO, in a news release. “They will complement and strengthen the social supports already in place within our communities.”
The Social Grants Program is a three-year pilot with an annual granting budget of $1 million. Granting decisions are made by the Social Grants Program Selection Committee, a volunteer group of Basin residents that includes individuals who have experience and expertise in the social sector and individuals who have broader community development experience.
For more information, visit www.cbt.org/sgp.