The Regional District of North Okanagan awards annual grant funding to community organizations intending to undertake projects that feature publically accessible additions and/or improvements to trails or natural spaces for the benefit of users and Greater Vernon residents.
Preference will be given to projects that contribute toward the goals identified within the Greater Vernon Trails and Natural Spaces Master Plan, demonstrate innovation and sustainability, and incorporate multiple sectors or partners. For more detail on evaluation, review the Greater Vernon Trails and Natural Spaces Project Grant Policy.
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.
Applications must be submitted through the online application.
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