The Qualicum Beach Farmers Market is one of the organizations approved for a grant-in-aid by the Town of Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)

The Qualicum Beach Farmers Market is one of the organizations approved for a grant-in-aid by the Town of Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)

COVID-19: Town of Qualicum Beach awards $80K in relief funds to community groups

Pandemic has put a financial strain on many organizations

The Town of Quailicum Beach has approved applicants for COVID-19 Relief Grant-in-Aid.

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a financial strain on many community groups. The program aims to assist local registered societies, non-profit organizations, and charities.

Priority were given to those that experienced a negative financial impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, and that provided activities and/or services to Qualicum Beach residents.

READ MORE: Parksville doles out $130K to successful applicants for one-time relief grant

The town offers two rounds of funding totaling $80,250 with the maximum award of $5,000 for an organization or group.

At the April 28 regular council meeting, council awarded $56,500 to the following:

• $5,000, Bard to Broadway Theatre Society.

• $5,000, Ecole Oceanside Elementary School PAC.

• $5,000, Qualicum Beach Elementary School PAC.

• $5,000, Qualicum Beach Farmers Market.

• $2,500, Qualicum Beach Community Garden Society.

• $4,000, Qualicum Beach Lawn Bowling Club.

• $5,000, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #76.

• $5,000, Qualicum Weavers and Spinners Guild Society.

• $4,000, Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach.

• $5,000, Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach Sunrise.

• $5,000, The Old School House Arts Centre.

• $2,500, Young Life of Canada.

• $3,500, Echo Players.

At the June 16 regular council meeting, council awarded $23,750 to the following:

• $1,250 to Qualicum Beach Community Garden Society.

• $5,000 to Kwalikum Secondary School.

• $2,000 to Qualicum Beach Uptown Market Society.

• $5,000 to Qualicum Beach Collective Society.

• $5,000 to Arrowview Elementary School.

• $5,000 to Milner Gardens and Woodland Society.

• $500 to the Music Joy Project.

— NEWS Staff, submitted

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