In an effort to address complex social issues and encourage positive change in our community, the City of Campbell River has created the Social Grant Program. Council is providing $100,000 annually to enhance community wellbeing by supporting innovative solutions to local challenges.
Congratulations to all the social purpose agencies who applied and are receiving funding. We look forward to seeing these projects and initiatives in actions.
The 2020 Social Grant Award Recipients Included (subject to finalization on January 27, 2020):
Social Grant applications for the Campbell River Disc Golf Society, Second Chance Recovery House and Campbell River Alano Club are receiving funding through alternate funding sources.
The 2020 projects include social initiatives ranging from a youth carving program, to a facility kitchen upgrade, to mental health support, to addressing homelessness. Following this pilot granting launch year, the program will be further refined and formally established as an annual program. The next intake of Social Grant applications is expected in the summer of 2020. The Community Partnership Committee will review and make recommendations to Council on future application intakes.
For background information on the Social Grant Program, check out past reports to Council.