Two Community Connections projects receive CBT funding

Twenty-eight projects, including two in Revelstoke, that support social well-being have been approved to receive over $1 million in funding through the Columbia Basin Trust’s Social Grants.

“Through these grants, we’re able to help social service organizations meet the needs of Basin communities and residents,” Liz Gillis, the CBT’s manager for Social Initiatives, said in a statement. “These projects will positively impact health and well-being throughout the Basin.”

The Revelstoke projects that were approved are both under the aegis of the Community Connections Society. One, which received $46,000, enhances the social well-being of individuals with disabilities by helping them work toward individualized goals and participate in a range of activities, while increasing public awareness and the inclusion of people with disabilities. The second, which received a $4,300 grant, assesses the viability of and resources required for a food-recovery program that will support the long-term sustainability of the food bank. Please click here to view the complete list of programs being funded in this round of Social Initiative grants.

Since Social Grants was launched in 2012, the Trust has been able to distribute slightly over $4 million to improving social well-being in our communities. Granting decisions are made by the Social Grants Program Selection Committee, a volunteer group of Basin residents that includes individuals who have experience and expertise in the social sector and individuals who have broader community development experience.

The Social Grants Program is one way the Trust is assisting communities to improve the social well-being of residents in the Basin. Please click here to learn more about the goals and objectives of the Trust’s Social Initiatives.

For more information about the program, visit To learn all the ways the Trust supports social well-being in the Basin, please go to

The CBT supports the ideas and efforts of the people of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about its programs and initiatives and how it deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the Basin, visit or call 1-800-505-8998.