Two Revelstoke organizations received large social program grants from CBT

Community Connections, Canadian Mental Health Association Revelstoke amongst 16 recipients of Columbia Basin Trust social grants.

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.

 

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