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Vernon receives over $4 million for grants in 2023

The city submitted applications for 26 programs, seeking over $17 million in funds
Vernon’s beloved Peanut Wading Pool at Lakeview Park on East Hill is being refurbished, but construction delays have resulted in the city announcing the pool will not open in 2023. (City of Vernon photo)

The City of Vernon received $4,234,873 in funding for grant programs in 2023.

According to a semi-annual grants update that will be presented to council on Monday, Feb. 12, Vernon had asked for substantially more in monies, $17,650,986. In total, the city applied for 26 grant programs from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 2023. Of them, 21 were accepted, three have been submitted, one is awaiting review and one was declined.

According to the city, these grants have supported several initiatives, including $1.88 million in funds for the revitalized Lakeview peanut wading pool and $850,000 for the implementation of a Gun and Violence Prevention Strategy.

The declined grant was for a $6 million request for the SPF capital infrastructure stream from the Union of B.C. Municipalities.

Council will discuss the grants at the Monday, Feb. 12 meeting. For the full list, visit

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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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