Parksville council has established a select committee to review and provide recommendations for allocation of the city’s fall 2023 grant-in-aid funding.
The city provides financial assistance to community groups and organizations in spring and fall intakes.
The committee will include the city’s Deputy Corporate Officer. Mayor Doug O’Brien appointed Coun. Adam Fras and Coun. Sean Wood to the committee as well.
At the March 22 special council meeting, the annual budget for the grant-in-aid program was increased to $10,000 per year.
Council is not obligated to allocate all or any budgeted funds. In the event the budgeted funds are not fully allocated during the first annual submission, the remaining funds can be considered for allocation at the second annual submission date.
Council disbursed $2,500 in funding for the 2023 spring intake. Since the budget was increased to $10,000 in March, the amount of funding typically available for the fall intake would be $5,000 — however, given the budget increase occurred after the spring intake, there is currently a total of $7,500 available to disburse, if council wishes.
Council voted unanimously to appoint the committee during its Sept. 6 regular meeting.
— NEWS Staff