Greater Vernon Trails & Natural Spaces Project Grant

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The Regional District of North Okanagan allocates annual grant funding that is available to not-for-profit community organizations wishing to propose ecological trail development, trail improvements, or capital projects on Trails & Natural Spaces within the Greater Vernon area that feature publicly accessible additions and improvements for the benefit of Greater Vernon residents and trail users. 

This support acknowledges that:

  • Valuable projects often need "seed money" and support to get started
  • Trails & Natural Spaces build community connectedness and enjoyment
  • Successful projects can be initiated by individual or collaborative groups whose primary mandates may be unrelated to trails & natural spaces
  • The work of community organizations and the availability of enjoyable trails and natural spaces contribute to Greater Vernon's quality of life, identity, economy, and culture.

Preference will be given to those projects that demonstrate environmental impact, innovation, and collaboration across sectors and interests such as the inclusion of art and culture pieces. 

Project funding may be requested for up to 50% of the total cost of the project. A total of $50,000 yearly in funding has been approved and will be awarded to a number of projects based on predetermined evaluation criteria. 

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