RDN set budget for 2018 Community Grants

$62, 340 budgeted for more than a dozen groups

The Regional District of Nanaimo board has approved Community Grants applications for 2018.

Funds totalling $62,340 will be included in next year’s budget.

The groups and organizations that had their grants applications approved are:

BC SPCA (Parksville-Qualicum Beach & District Branch) low-cost spay/neuter program, $200; Coastal Invasive Species Committee Society’s Knot on My Property program (subject to entering into a monitoring agreement), $17,000; ECHO Players Society’s HVAC system replacement, $7,500; Forward House Community Society’s Phase II Moving Forward with Accessibility bathroom renovation, $7,000; Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island Society – print and stationery materials, projector and screen for homeownership program, $3,000; Inclusion Parksville Society’s permanent picnic table with pad, food, beverage, marketing for its summer barbeque and the Community Inclusion Month dance, $2,500; Island Futures Society’s thermal imaging camera, $1,000; Lighthouse Country Marine Rescue Society for night-vision binoculars, $3,000; Mount Arrowsmith Pipe Band Association Phase I of band equipment and uniform replacement, $2,000; Mudge Island Citizens Society’s purchase of six VHF radios, chargers, microphones and radio channels, $3,100; Nanaimo Disability Resource Centre’s seniors resource card, $1,300; Nanaimo Foodshare Society’s Food Security Assessment and Action Initiative regionwide project to assess food security, $2,500; Nanaimo Women’s Resources Society Small Ghosts theatre production, $2,500; People for a Healthy Community on Gabriola Island Society’s Staying in Touch Program, $1,500; People In Pain Network Society’s office equipment and tablets for leaders and assistants, $2,000; Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers Society’s Faye Smith Memorial Interpretive Centre, $2,500; Royal Canadian Legion Bowser and Area Branch 211’s Canada Day Celebration, $490; Royal Canadian Legion Qualicum Beach Branch 76 food cooler replacement, $1,500; Royal Canadian Legion Mount Arrowsmith Branch 49 purchase and installation of refrigerator, $2,000; the HOPE Centre, gymnastic mats, $750; and Tozan Cultural Society – improving and expanding small kiln, $1,000.

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