Columbia Basin Trust
Community Initiatives Program Grant Funding

The Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) supports the efforts of residents in the Columbia Basin to create a legacy of social, economic and environmental well-being in their communities. CBT provides funding to deliver a variety of programs and initiatives that support and respond to the needs of the community; one being the Communities Initiatives Program (CIP).  CIP funds are allocated annually on a per capita funding formula once a year to CBT's local government partners including the Regional District of Central Kootenay  (RDCK).  The RDCK administers the Communities Initiative Program for the whole Central Kootenay region and each year invites community groups to submit their project proposals.  RDCK invites public participation and Local Government feedback in the process prior to awarding the funding in June of each year and also posts the results of grants awarded.  Nelson City Council plays an active role during the CIP approval process for funds allocated to the City of Nelson.

While Council welcomes applications from all community groups please be advised that the 2014 grant deadline was March 3, 2014.  Check back in February 2015 or visit the RDCK website for further information.

Staff Contacts:

Judy Madelung
CBT Coordinator/Administrative Clerk
Regional District of Central Kootenay
Box 590 - 202 Lakeside Dr., Nelson BC V1L 5R4
Phone 250-352-8170 / 1-800-268-7325  Fax 250-352-9300

City of Nelson
Joanne Caldecott
Legislative Assistant
City of Nelson
101-310 Ward Street, Nelson BC V1L 5S4
Phone 250-352-8285 Fax 250-352-2131


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