The successful applicants of the 2017 granting cycle were announced at our AGM on May 24, 2017.

The Hills Recreation Society will partner with the Slocan Lake Stewardship Society to offer the Wild Days programs — summer environmental education field trips for all ages to learn about the interconnectedness of the Slocan Lake watershed and humans.

The Zion United Church will partner with the Healthy Community Society of the North Slocan Valley to provide annual events including the Harvest Festival, Harvest Dinner, Earth Day, Seed Swap and May Day celebrations.

The Rural Alternatives Research and Training Society’s project will permanently fix the annual basement flooding of the Vallican Whole caused by spring high water table. 

W.E. Graham Community Services Society will modernize and maintain software and hardware and acquire a media computer at W.E. Graham’s Community Service Society Computer Lab, providing an essential service to the public.

DSC03997Board Chair Alex Berland explains our granting program with a visitor to our booth at the 2017 Hills Garlic Fest.

The 2018 granting cycle will be announced in early January 2018.

Does your project qualify?

Funding is available for projects created by:

  • registered charities
  • other groups or individuals, who partner with a registered charity as their sponsor or partner

To be considered for funding, a project must have goals that fit with the Principles and Values of the Slocan Valley Community Legacy Society.

The Slocan Valley Legacy Fund is available to help people in the Slocan Valley develop a resilient and vital community. We aim to:

  • protect, promote and enhance the natural environment
  • promote creativity and innovation
  • support collaboration between organizations.

Although individual projects will vary, each project should:

  • translate needs and problems into solutions
  • innovate to produce synergistic outcomes; that is, create results that are greater than simply the sum of the parts involved
  • enrich inter-connectedness
  • weave together diverse interests and elements of life in the Slocan Valley, for instance any of its social, cultural, environmental, and economic elements.

We hold a broad definition of resiliency, and hope to support projects that develop resiliency in a variety of ways ‒ agricultural, artistic, environmental, economic… ideas that spring from our rich and creative community.

Click Here to have a look at our Previous Grant Recipients

To learn more about us, please view our Principles and Values Statement.