The Okanagan Indian Band has received a $10,000 provincial grant. (Morning Star file photo) The Okanagan Indian Band has received a $10,000 provincial grant. (Morning Star file photo)

Province hands out grants

North Okanagan communities access funding

  • Oct. 13, 2017 8:00 a.m.

The provincial government is distributing project development grants to help rural communities develop strong, stable economies and create long-term local employment,

Under the rural dividend project-development funding stream, up to $10,000 is provided to eligible applicants to complete preliminary project components necessary to pursue larger community projects in the future.

“I know this new funding will go a long way to ensure that folks in rural communities can share in economic gains, take control of their own economies, and plan and develop projects that will sustain their communities and families into the future,” said Forests Minister Doug Donaldson.

In the North Okanagan, the recipients include:

* Lumby and District Chamber of Commerce: $10,000

* North Okanagan Cycling Society (Coldstream): $10,000

* Regional District of North Okanagan electoral areas: $9,786

* Okanagan Indian Band: $10,000

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