The Oceanside Recreation Services Grants committee will review applications for the spring 2022 intake.
At the deadline, April 29, nine youth and 11 community applications with a combined value of $42,216.
The program has been offered in the District 69 area since 1994 to support creation and promote recreational activities in the region. It available to all communities within the area and includes youth-specific funding for those aged 11 to 18.
Since it was established, participation and awareness of the program has grown and a broad range of sport, outdoor, artistic and social activities have received financial support.
The Regional District of Nanaimo has allocated $75,000 for disbursement through the grant program in the 2022 budget. The City of Parksville, Town of Qualicum Beach, Electoral Areas E (Nanoose Bay, Fairwinds, Red Gap), 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) all contributed funds to the program under the Northern Recreation Services Function.
The groups seeking financial assistance include:
Youth Recreation Grants
Ballenas Dry Grad Prom 2022 ($2,500); District Parent Advisory Council/DPAC ($2,500); Lighthouse Community Hall Society ($2,500); MAC School for the Creative Arts ($2,500); Oceanside BMX ($2,500); Oceanside Minor Softball ($2,000); Ravensong Aquatic Club $2,500; Sources Community Resource Centre ($2,500), Town of Qualicum Beach ($430) and Oceanside Track and Field Club ($2,500).
Bow Horne Bay Community Club ($1,400); Bow Horney Bay Community Club ($2,50o); Bowser Tennis Club ($2,500); Forward House Community Society $2,413; MAC School for the Creative Arts ($2,500); Nanoose Bay Activities and Recreation Society ($900); Parksville Community Centre Society ($2,500); Parksville Lawn Bowling Club ($780); Parksville Seniors Activity and Drop-In Centre ($892); Town of Qualicum Beach, Beach Day Committee ($1,000) and Qualicum Beach Seniors’ activity ($2,400).
There will be a second intake with grant applications due Oct. 3.
— NEWS Staff