2013 Columbia Basin Trust
Community Initiatives Program Funding
City of Nelson Application Guidelines
PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for 2013 Applications closed on March 4, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.
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 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 Central Kootenay region and each year the RDCK invites community groups to submit their project proposals and participates with municipalities in the region to allocate the CBT-CIP funds.
City of Nelson Applications for Funding
Nelson City Council plays an active role in the CBT-CIP approval process for organizations requesting funding from the City of Nelson. Council welcomes applications from all community groups and strongly supports the development of the Arts, Culture and Heritage sector by allocating up to 35% of the annual CBT-CIP funding to this sector each year.
Applicants can apply online or obtain forms from the RDCK website or from the City of Nelson Administration office. The City of Nelson Application Guidelines document should be referenced when completing applications. Completed proposals are to be submitted to the RDCK no later than the March 4, 2013 4:30 p.m. deadline.
Council hears from all community groups during a Committee of the Whole meeting in the spring, adjudicates proposals and makes final recommendations to the RDCK Board.
2013 Areas of Focus
This year the City of Nelson is asking applicants to align project proposals with the City's planning initiatives by adding a 1 - 2 page attachment to their application which clearly demonstrates how the project meets one or many of the City's goals and objectives. The City of Nelson is committed to a sustainable future. For the City of Nelson; sustainability is about a productive economy, well protected environment and healthy citizens with strong cultural connections. It's about living well today while preparing for the future. The annual grant process provides an ideal opportunity for the community to grow familiar and committed to the City's planning since these initiatives were created in consultation and collaboration with the community. It has been Council's intention that these plans form an umbrella under which future work will align. Planning initiatives include the following:
Summarized information on the goals and objectives of these plans is provided in the City of Nelson Application Guidelines document. Applicants are encouraged to reference these City plans to illustrate how their projects align with City of Nelson sustainability strategies and to include written support from other organizations in the community that support the proposed project.
Focus Area Summary Sheets are provided for the following:
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
The City of Nelson hosted two workshops to assist applicants who will be requesting CBT-CIP funding for the City of Nelson in 2013. Staff provided applicants with detailed information on how to compose grant applications to strengthen their project proposals. Workshops were advertised in the local media [PDF - 65 KB]. The workshop presentation is available here [PDF - 1.2 MB] to applicants who were unable to attend.
For enquiries about the City of Nelson planning initiatives and presentations to Council contact:
City of Nelson
101-310 Ward Street, Nelson BC V1L 5S4
Phone 250-352-8285 Fax 250-352-2131
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