Recreation Grants

Recreation Commissions are local Commissions established by the RDCK Board to advise on local recreation and/or park operation needs of the community. Recreation Commissions serve the communities of the Regional District and carry out recreational programming activities and provide financial contributions to groups providing recreational programs on behalf of the Commission.

Recreation Grant - Application Form
Recreation Grant - Final Report (Capital)
Recreation Grant - Final Report (Operational)


Who can apply?
Eligible non-profit organisations, societies and clubs serving the relevant areas below may apply for recreation program funding.

Recreation Commission 2 
Kaslo & Area D

The Commission will only consider applications from eligible non-profit organisations,
societies and clubs within Area D and District Regional Facilities, Recreation, Parks
and Leisure Service Areas that are already included in the service. No new
applications are being accepted at this time.

Recreation Commission 4
Nakusp & Area K

Based upon the specific bylaw the Commission can consider applications from eligible

non-profit organisations, societies and clubs within Nakusp, Area K and District Regional Facilities, Recreation, Parks and Leisure Service Areas may apply for recreation program funding.

Recreation Commssion 6
Area H, New Denver & Silverton (Slocan Lake)

Based upon the specific bylaw the Commission can consider applications from eligible

non-profit organisations, societies and clubs within Area H, New Denver, Silverton (Slocan Lake) and District Regional Facilities, Recreation, Parks and Leisure Service Areas may apply for recreation program funding.

Recreation Commission 7
Salmo & Area G 

Based upon the specific bylaw, the Commission can consider applications from eligible

non-profit organisations, societies and clubs within Salmo, Area G and District Regional

Facilities, Recreation, Parks and Leisure Service Areas may apply for recreation program

funding.

Recreation Commission 9
Area A, East Shore Kootenay Lake

Based upon the specific bylaw, the Commission can consider applications from eligible

non-profit organisations, societies and clubs within Area A, East Shore Kootenay Lake

and District Regional Facilities, Recreation, Parks and Leisure Service Areas may apply

for recreation program funding.

Recreation Commission 10
Portion of Area E - Proctor, Harrop, Balfour, Queens Bay

Based upon the specific bylaw, the Commission can consider applications from eligible

non-profit organisations, societies and clubs within Portion of Area E, Proctor, Harrop,

Balfour, Queens Bay and District Regional Facilities, Recreation, Parks and Leisure 

Service Areas may apply for recreation program funding.


How to apply


Grant Cycles
There are generally two grant cycles per year for each Commission. Not all Recreation Commissions have two (2) grant cycles per year. Please contact (250) 352-1574 or recreationgrants@rdck.bc.ca for up to date information.

  1. Spring – for projects/programs running in Summer and Fall
  2. Fall – for projects/programs running in Winter and Spring


Application Deadlines  
Application deadlines are yet to be determined for 2021. Please check back here at a later stage or contact (250) 352-1574 for further details.

Each Commission will evaluate submissions at the Commission meeting immediately following the deadline date below. Applicants may attend the meeting.

  Application Deadline Commission Meeting Date
(Application considered)
Recreation Commission 2 To be determined for 2021.  
Recreation Commission 4 To be determined for 2021.  
Recreation Commission 6 February 19, 2021. March 2, 2021
Recreation Commission 7 To be determined for 2021.  
Recreation Commission 9 Noon, April 26, 2021.  May 4, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
Recreation Commission 10 To be determined for 2021.  


Application Evaluation Criteria

  • The applicant has demonstrated that there is a significant community recreational, park or trail need for this program/event/project and it fills a gap that is not currently covered or duplicated by other services within their community.
  • The project plays a unique role specific to the community. The project serves and involves the community.
  • The budget has included admission/registration fees.
  • The applicant has leveraged additional resources (i.e., capital project has matching funds for requested amount).
  • Final Reports are up to date and complete.
  • Is this a new applicant (higher score)? Is this a repeat candidate (lower score)?


Final Financial Reporting Requirements
Organisations in receipt of Recreation Grant funding are required to submit a final financial report for each project supported with Recreation Grant funding. The report must be completed in its entirety including financial statement information, project outcome details, accompanied by copies of receipts/invoices that provide details and proof of how all the funding was utilised. Project expenditures supported by Recreation Grant funding need to have incurred during the noted project period.

Final Financial Reports


Questions?
Please phone or email with questions regarding Recreation Grant Applications or eligibility at the below:

Phone: (250) 352-1574
Email: recreationgrants@rdck.bc.ca 

The content on this page was last updated March 16 2021 at 3:45 PM