Several organizations around the West Kootenay and Boundary area will benefit from grants-in-aid handed out at the RDKB board meeting on Thursday in Grand Forks.
The Grand Forks ATV Club received $1,500 from Area C/Christina Lake; Christina Gateway received three separate grants-in-aid from Area C/Christina Lake ($5,000 for seniors’ housing, $16,000 for homecoming, and $1,188 for Christina Gateway Community Development Association); Grand Forks and District Fall Fair Society received $2,500 from Area D/Rural Grand Forks; Grand Forks Flying Association received $2,000 from Area D/Rural Grand Forks; Boundary Multi 4-H Club received $1,000 from Area D/Rural Grand Forks; Boundary Youth Soccer received $500 from Area D/Rural Grand Forks; Grand Forks Curling seniors mixed team received $200 from Area D/Rural Grand Forks; and Boundary Invasive Species Society received $1,000 from Area D/Rural Grand Forks.
Grants-in-aid are all handled separately by each region and are based on taxation.
“It’s designed to give a helping hand to small community groups that don’t get any funding,” said Grace McGregor, Area C/Christina Lake director and RDKB board chair.
McGregor said the organizations they help out are non-profit groups that operate in the community and often rely on grants-in-aid.
Area C/Christina Lake has $62,583 available for grants-in-aid, while Area D/Rural Grand Forks has $46,060. Meanwhile, Area E has $83,479, Area B has $26,915 and Area A has $30,452.