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‘Quality of life’ grant applications now available in Vernon

Discretionary grant applications will be accepted until October 31
Vernon city council will be accepting another spate of applicants for their discretionary grants until October 31. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon council has officially opened up its applications for discretionary grants.

These grants help support the enhancement and preservation of a positive quality of life for all residents, according to a release.

Applications can be submitted by email to the director of financial services at The due date is no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31.

The awarding of grants is solely within council’s discretion. More information on eligibility requirements and applications can be found at

There are typically two intake periods for the grants, one for the month of April as well as October.

Some examples of grant recipients in the past include:

•Archway Society for Domestic Peace: $10,000, to help renovate their existing space to be more functional.

•Family Resource Centre Society for the North Okanagan: $4,000, to expand their Refugee and Immigrant Outreach program.

•Kalamalka Highlander Pipe Band: $5,000, to purchase new traditional pipe band uniforms.

•Vernon & District Funtastic Sports Society: $15,000, to put towards operation of the event including fencing to eliminate the need to rent in the future.

Applicants must be community based, provide a service which is not provided by any other group, be a non-profit or registered society and not be in receipt of a City of Vernon grant in the current fiscal year. Organizations can only submit one application each calendar year.

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Bowen Assman

About the Author: Bowen Assman

I joined The Morning Star team in January 2023 as a reporter. Before that, I spent 10 months covering sports in Kelowna.
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