Now accepting

Columbia Basin Trust’s youth grants program now accepting applications.

Just over $107,000 is available to fund projects that make a positive difference for Columbia Basin youth aged 12 to 29 in the upcoming Youth Grants Program (YGP) intake.

Organizations, school districts, First Nations organizations and local governments—plus youth aged 15 to 29 with a sponsoring organization—can apply for up to $15,000 per project.

“CBT strives to take an active role in helping communities create opportunities for young people in the Basin,” said Aimee Ambrosone, CBT senior manager, sector initiatives. “Projects that receive Youth Grants funding benefit Basin youth in diverse ways.”

CBT’s Youth Advisory Committee, made up of youth aged 15 to 29 from around the Basin, adjudicates the YGP applications. The upcoming YGP deadline is Oct. 7at 2 p.m. PDT.

Program adjudicators are especially interested in projects that support youth engagement, leadership or employment and entrepreneurship.

The next YGP intake will be spring 2014. For more information, visit www.cbt.org/ygp.

 

Just Posted

West Kootenay RCMP charge man with impaired driving in school zone

Sgt. Chad Badry reports on impaired drivers and other high risk offences

Company granted leave to appeal Lemon Creek charges

Executive Flight Centre won a decision in the BC Court of Appeal

Kaslo bus fueled by vegetable oil to begin service next month

Mountain Man Mike’s will run routes to Vancouver and eventually Edmonton

Police investigating felling of old cedars at Cottonwood Lake

One of the cedars was 300 to 450 years old

Castlegar non-profit’s stolen van located

Kootenay Society for Community Living’s van was stolen May 14.

Killer of Calgary mother, daughter gets no parole for 50 years

A jury found Edward Downey guilty last year in the deaths of Sara Baillie, 34, and five-year-old Taliyah Marsman

Cost jumps 35% for Trans-Canada Highway widening in B.C.

Revelstoke-area stretch first awarded under new union deal

Is vegan food a human right? Ontario firefighter battling B.C. blaze argues it is

Adam Knauff says he had to go hungry some days because there was no vegan food

Winds helping in battle against fire threatening northern Alberta town

Nearly 5,000 people have cleared out of High Level and nearby First Nation

B.C. sends 267 firefighters to help battle Alberta wildfires

Out of control fires have forced evacuations in the province

Calgary Police looking for missing man who may be heading to B.C.

A man last seen on May 15 in Calgary may be heading to the Kootenay region, according to police

LETTER: Fletcher ‘blurs reality’ on B.C. union public construction

Bridge, highway projects awarded to companies, not unions

Federal government funds millions to help B.C. police spot drugged driving

Many police departments have expressed wariness about using the only government-approved roadside test

Most Read