Community Development

What are Community Development Grants?

The RDCK Community Development Program was established to support initiatives from non-profit organizations which further the social, economic and environmental well being of the Regional District's residents and organizations. The program may also assist in reducing district tax requisitions with approval from the Board.

Community Development grant funding is provided by RDCK Area Directors from Area A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, the Town of Creston and Villages of Kaslo, New Denver, Salmo, Silverton and Slocan on an ongoing intake basis dependent upon balance of funding.

How do I apply for a Community Development Grant? 

Applicants must first discuss project proposals with Area Directors prior to applying for a Community Development Grant to ensure your local Director is in support of the project.

Please review the New RDCK Board approved Recipient Obligations [PDF - 668 KB]  and Updated RDCK Community Development Program Grants Policy [PDF - 166 KB] for requirements regarding the disbursement of Community Development Grants before submitting your application. By signing the Community Development Grant application, you are agreeing to the terms of the Recipient Obligations.

How do I get an Application?

Applications are available at the Regional District of Central Kootenay office in Nelson, from your Director, or by using the following link:


Please note the fillable application must be saved prior to sending or the contents will be lost.

Where do I send my Application?

Please forward the complete application to your Area Director. Contact information for all RDCK Electoral Area Directors is available here.

Complete applications, signed by Area Directors, that are received by the Grants Coordinator on the Monday of the week prior to the scheduled RDCK Board meeting, will be included on that board Agenda. Incomplete or late applications will be returned for completeness and/or will be considered for a future Board date.

If you have any other questions or require further information please contact the Grant’s Coordinator at or 250-352-8170.

Financial Reports

Within one year of grant award, recipients of Community Development grant funding must complete and submit a final financial report that details how the funds were expended. Loss of eligibility for future Community Development grants may result from failure to submit required reports.  You can find the Final report here: Financial report [PDF - 167 KB]

The content on this page was last updated January 15 2021 at 11:41 AM