Vanisle Walking Soccer is requesting funding from the Oceanside Recreation Services Grant Program to help pay for its annual tournament. (PQB News file photo)

Vanisle Walking Soccer is requesting funding from the Oceanside Recreation Services Grant Program to help pay for its annual tournament. (PQB News file photo)

12 applications received for Oceanside Recreation Services Grants

Fall intake totals $28,700

The fall intake for the Oceanside Recreation Services Grants has received 12 applications, totalling $28,700.

There are three youth applications requesting $6,500, and nine community applications requesting $19,700 that will undergo assessment by the Oceanside Recreation Services Grants Sub-Committee.

The Oceanside Recreation Services Grants Program was created in 1994 to promote recreational activities in the City of Parksville, Town of Qualicum Beach, Electoral Areas E (Nanoose Bay), Area F (Coombs, Hilliers, Errington, Whiskey Creek, Meadowood), Area G (Englishman River, San Pareil, French Creek, Little Qualicum, Dashwood) and Area H (Bowser, Horne Lake, Deep Bay, Qualicum Bay).

READ MORE: Parksville council approves $2,500 in fall grant-in-aid funding

The Regional District of Nanaimo has allocated a budget of $75,000 for the grants in 2022. They are usally disbursed in the spring and fall.

Last spring, the approved disbursements amounted to $36,316.09 leaving a balance of $36,183.91 that will be doled out to eligible applicants this fall. If all the fall applications are approved, there will be surplus of $9,839.91.

Those applying for grants this fall include:

Youth Grant Applications

• MAC School for the Creative Arts, $2,500 for its Youth Art Lab

• Ravensong Aquatic Club, $2,500 for equipment and rental fees

• The Old School House Arts Centre, $1,500 for photography supplies, facility rental

Community Grant Applications

• Bow Horne Bay Community, $2,500 for community engagement

• Errington War Memorial Hall Association, $1,400 for Children’s Music Program

• MAC School for the Creative Arts, $2,500 for MAC School for the Creative Arts

• Oceanside Floor Curling Club, $2,000 for Keeping Seniors Alive

• Parksville Community Centre Society, $1,800 for Game Night’s for Adults and Youth

• Parksville Indoor Slowpitch League, $2,000 for Senior and Special Olympics Tournament

• Vanisle Walking Soccer, $2,500 for tournament equipment, facility rental, food, and awards

• Ravensong Waterdancers Synchro Club, $2,500 for Aqua Go

• Shorewood San Pareil Owners and Ratepayers Association, $2,500 for Maple Lane Park Project

— NEWS Staff

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