Are you planning a project that will help social well-being, the environment or youth? If you are, the Columbia Basin Trust may be able to help with $2 million in grants for projects in those areas.
Intakes for three granting programs are now open. Find forms and guidelines online. Application deadlines are:
- Monday, October 5 — Social Grants, for more info please go to cbt.org/applysocial;
- Monday, October 19 — Environment Grants, for more info please go to cbt.org/applyenvironment; and
- Monday, November 2 — Youth Grants, for more info please go to cbt.org/applyyouth.
“Every year we’re impressed with the quality and breadth of projects brought forward to us,” Lisa Kilpatrick, senior manager for the Delivery of Benefits, said in a statement released on Tuesday, August 18. “Thank you to everyone who develops ideas to support our residents, communities and environment. We look forward to seeing what results come from this fall’s intake.”
The Social Grants program funds community or regional projects that positively impact social well-being and address priority social issues in communities.
The Environment Grants program finances projects that advance environmental well-being in the areas of ecosystems, climate, water or environmental education.
Provides money for projects that directly benefit Basin youth aged 12 to 29 and develop youth leadership, support youth engagement, or enhance employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for youth.
The Trust has residents with expertise in each of the sectors who volunteer on Grant Evaluation Committees with the Trust to evaluate applications, make funding recommendations to Trust staff and provide advice in relation to the programs.
Columbia Basin Trust supports efforts to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about the Trust’s programs and initiatives, visit cbt.org or call 1-800-505-8998.