September 16, 2011

New Grant Program Matches Funds Raised for Community Associations

Kamloops, B.C. - Community Associations build partnerships and relationships at the local level in which residents care and celebrate with one another encouraging participation, diversity and inclusiveness. Community associations provide new ideas, feedback, and the ability to identify priorities that contribute to the social sustainability of City neighbourhoods.

The City of Kamloops is pleased to release the Neighbourhood Matching Fund, which supports the creation and implementation of neighbourhood-driven initiatives that build connections, capacity, and livability. Each project is unique to the neighbourhood and reflects the needs of people who live there. As part of the Community Association Strategy, the City of Kamloops Neighbourhood Matching Fund will contribute equivalent funds to enhance local neighborhoods through social and community development.

The Neighbourhood Matching Fund is used to:

Deadline for submission: October 30, 2011.
The grant application form can be downloaded at www.kamloops.ca/socialdevelopment/communityassociations.shtml

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Media Contact:
Ben Chobater, Community Development Coordinator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3582
bchobater@kamloops.ca