Annual Grants in Aid approved

District of 100 Mile House, Cariboo Regional District provide funding

Together, the District of 100 Mile House and the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) handed out Grants in Aid to a number of South Cariboo organizations.

At their Dec. 8 meeting, District councillors unanimously approved funding for 30 of the 40 applications the District and the CRD received. The applications were reviewed at the Nov. 9 South Cariboo Joint Committee meeting.

The successful organizations requested $177,940 in funding. The local governments approved $93,775 in total, with the District providing $16,975.

The approved grants are included in the 2016 Financial Plan and are distributed in July each year.

Grants in Aid

• 100 Mile District Arts Council – $500

• 100 Mile Festival of the Arts – $1,600 – annual festival

• 100 Mile House Flying Club – $1,000 – to promote aviation in South Cariboo and youth program

• 100 Mile House Food Bank Society – $500 – purchase produce cooler

• 100 Mile & District Historical Society – $1,000 – 108 Mile Canada Day celebration

• 100 Mile Mural Society – $1,500 – new mural

• 100 Mile Nordic Ski Society – $4,000 – capital purchase of new trail groomer

• Big Brothers Big Sisters Williams Lake – $1,000 – expand and deliver services in South Cariboo

• Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre – $700 – Youth Zone

• 100 Mile Community Policing (COPS) – $2,500 – training, equipment repair, volunteer programs

• Eclectica Community Choir – $500

• Deka Lake Ratepayers Association – $2,500 – boat launch improvements

• Forest Grove Lions – $3,000 – Ruth Lake Park picnic shelter

• Forest Grove Rod and Gun Club – $2,500 – to fence off range

• Greeny Lake – $2,000 – hall upgrades

• Horse Lake Training Centre – $1,875 – flooring repairs

• Interlake Community Association – $2,400 – Rodeo and seniors programming

• Interlakes Economic Association Arts Culture & Events – $6,000 – marketing and various planned events

• Lone Butte Historical Association – $1,500 – continued Alice Singleton House repairs

• Lone Butte Community Association-Lone Butte Rocks – $3,000 – summer event, chairs and shed

• Mount Timothy Ski Society – $6,500 – equipment repairs

• Roe Lake & District Recreation Commission – $4,000 – Christmas Hampers and Frozen Meals Program

• South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce (SCCC)-Little Britches Parade/Western Week – $1,500 – advertising, insurance and administration

• SCCC-Hot July Nights Car Show – $2,500 – car show

• South Cariboo Community Planning Council (SCCPC) – $4,000

• SCCPC-Age Friendly – $2,050 – seniors’ information

• South Cariboo Sustainability Committee – $1,400 – workshops, mentorship, knowledge sharing and film series

• Special Olympics 100 Mile House – $1,000 – summer/winter sports programs

• Canadian Mental Health Association-South Cariboo – $2,000 – offset Valley Room rent

• South Cariboo Community Enhancement Foundation contribution – $25,000 – multi-year commitment