In the den

16 projects receive support from Columbia Basin Trust’s Youth Grants Program.

The dragon’s den is coming to Greater Trail.

Community Futures of Greater Trail received $15,000 to coordinate a West Kootenay Junior Dragon’s Den which will support a call to action for young entrepreneurs in the region to create their own summer job or business.

A range of projects including those that support youth engagement, leadership, employment and entrepreneurship were recently approved to receive funding through the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) Youth Grants Program (YGP). Sixteen projects in total will receive over $92,000 to benefit youth around the Basin.

The Youth Grants Program has supported a variety of youth projects throughout the Basin region over the last eight years, said Sabrina Curtis, CBT director, Sector Initiatives.

“A number of exciting projects will help build youth leadership while increasing youth engagement and opportunities in Basin communities,” she said.

YGP funds up to $15,000 per project that directly benefit Basin youth aged 12 to 29. A range of organizations, school districts, First Nations organizations and local governments—plus youth aged 15 to 29 with a sponsoring organization—can apply.

CBT’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC), made up of 12 youth age 15 to 29, adjudicate the YGP applications.

The next intake will take place in fall 2013. For more information, visit


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