Council approved on Tuesday the recommendations from the April 18 committee-of-the-whole for the amounts to be allocated to different applicants for Rossland’s share of the Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives Program grant.
“I thought we were very successful in allocating the CBT’s money to these worthy initiatives,” Coun. Kathy Moore said. “And I think we’re really lucky to have such an active community with so many fantastic volunteers.”
“Our job was particularly challenging,” she noted, “as we had 28 requests totalling nearly $70,000, although we were only allocated $46,000.”
She compared that to Warfield who had 15 requests totalling $15,000, but were allocated $31,000.
“They were in the enviable position of being able to allocate more money than was requested,” she said.
“All the groups said they would be grateful to receive some portion of their request, rather than nothing,” Moore noted, so she felt good about this year’s approach that spread the funding broadly — last year, fewer groups received funding, even though more received 100 per cent of their request.
“I was really glad we were able to disperse the CBT’s money so evenly.”
The 27 organizations and the amounts they will receive (with the exception of $1,275 allocated to Rossland REAL Foood) are listed in the minutes of the April 18 meeting, available online at www.rossland.ca.