- W. E. Graham Community Services Society: Computer lab upgrade
- Rural Alternatives Research and Training Society: Basement Renovation
- Hills Recreation Society/ Slocan Lake Stewardship Society: Wild Days Program
- Zion United Church /Healthy Communities Societies: Healthy family activities
Thank you to all the groups that applied in 2016. Successful applicants received their cheques at the AGM on May 30, 2016. 2016 Recipients:
- Hills Recreation Society and Slocan Lake Stewardship Society: Wild Days Program
- Passmore Volunteer Fire Department: Swift Water Rescue Equipment
- Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy: Telling Our Life Stories Program
- RARTS and Bee Awareness Society: educational bee hives and display
Fifteen in Fifteen – 2015 Grant Recipients!
The Slocan Valley Community Legacy Society (SVCLS) is thrilled to announce that grants totalling $15,000 have been awarded to 9 recipients in the Slocan Valley for 2015! This is up from $5000 in 2013 and $8000 in 2014. The successful applicants, representing a very diverse range of community issues, are:
- W.E. Graham Community Services Society: Networks for New Parents
- Slocan Valley Seniors Housing Society: Housing Project Start Up Coordinator
- Hills Recreation Society/Healthy Community Society of the North Slocan Valley: Slocan Elders Book of Food and Wisdom
- Rural Alternatives Research & Training Society [RARTS]: Vallican Whole Sign Project
- RARTS/West Kootenay Permaculture Co-op: Building Profitable Farms – Permaculture-Based Education
- W.E. Graham Community Services Society/Slocan Valley Cultural Alliance: Unity Festival
- RARTS/Dumont Creek Burial Society: Cemetery Mapping
- Rosebery Parklands Development Society: Trailhead Maps
- Valhalla Fine Arts Society: Youth in Concert Series
We are grateful once again for a generous contribution from the Kootenay Savings Community Foundation which allows us to continue to support community in such a positive way.
2014 Grant Recipients
2014 Grant recipients pose with members of the granting committee. Back row left to right: Ann Bunka (mayor of New Denver), Tanya Thompson, Penny Tees, Heather Burns (SVCLS Granting Committee). Front row left to right: Momoko Ito, Susie Hammond (SVCLS Granting Committee), Karin Dodds, Alison Salo.
The successful recipients of the 2014 grants were announced at the Society’s AGM on May 20, 2014. A total of $8000 (up from $5000 in 2013) was distributed to six deserving organizations:
New Denver Hospice for the “Save the Memorial Gardens” project
Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy for an adult computer and literacy program
Village of New Denver/Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre for a community celebration of the 20th anniversary of the centre
Rural Alternatives Research and Training Society/West Kootenay Permaculture Co-op for the development of kootenayfood.com
W.E.Graham Community Services Society/Slocan Valley Early Childhood Community Advisory Council for a celebration of 6 years of Networks for New Parents
Slocan Lake Early Learning Society/New Denver Nursery School for playground maintenance
In 2013 the Fund supported four different initiatives: The Unity Music Festival, the Silverton Gallery, a Financial Literacy Day (hosted by CBAL and the Slocan Valley Early Childhood Community Advisory Council), and Concerts in Care, a program that provides music for seniors.