July 10, 2013, (ISN) – A variety of funding opportunities are available to curling centres wanting to expand their programs or refurbish their facilities. Curling centres on Vancouver Island may be eligible for funding from the Island Coastal Economic Trust.
Part of their program supports eligible projects with non-repayable contributions up to a maximum of $400,000. Eligible applicants include non-profits and First Nations. Businesses are not eligible as sole applicants for direct funding support.
For more details, visit the website Island Coastal Economic Trust: http://islandcoastaltrust.ca/grant-programs
Check here for upcoming deadlines: http://www.islandcoastaltrust.ca/application-dates
Curling centres in northern BC may be interested in the Northern Development Initiative Trust. Applicants can get up to 33% of the cost of a recreational facility construction or refurbishment, up to $30,000.
For more details on the Northern Development Initiative Trust funding programs, visit http://www.northerndevelopment.bc.ca/apply-for-funding/
The available funding opportunities matrix can be viewed here: http://www.northerndevelopment.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Funding_Program_Matrix.pdf
The BC Rehab Foundation has grant money available for facilities that have projects aimed at helping people with disabilities. The deadline to apply is September 3, 2013. Visit http://www.bcrehab.com/projectgrantapplication.htm
Anyone with any questions about these funding opportunities and others, can contact the trusts directly through their websites or contact Curl BC Campaign Manager Melodie Murray at 250-532-32-87 or firstname.lastname@example.org.