This page lists all grants, which you can also find on this map showing locations and details.


    • Village of Slocan/Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society – Rail Trail Equipment Replacement Fund
    • New Denver Hospice Society – Grief Journaling Program
    • RARTS/Slocan Valley Community Arts Council – 2nd Arts and Culture Faire

Projects adjudicated for the federal Emergency Community Support Fund and topped up by the SVLF.

    • Hills Recreation Society and New Denver and Area Youth Network – Fostering Youth Wellness
    • WE Graham Community Service Society – Community Mental Health Support Project
    • Kalein Hospice Centre Society – Expansion of the NavCan program to the Slocan Valley
    • Kutenai Art Therapy Institute – Expansion of online services
    • SqX Danza – Creating online accessibility to programs


    • Slocan Valley Seniors Housing: 20th Anniversary
    • Slocan Lake Arts Council: Valhalla Community Choir
    • Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy: Financial Literacy
    • W.E. Graham Community Services Society: Youth Technology Program ; Food Bank garden upgrades
    • Rural Alternatives Research & Training: Peter Pan
    • Nelson Women’s Centre: Sinixt Curriculum Project
    • Slocan Lake Garden Society: Kohan Garden Pond


  • Slocan Lake Gallery Society/Hidden Garden Gallery: Creating a New Gallery
  • W.E Graham Community Service Society: Inter-Generational Cooking
  • New Denver Hospice Society: Office Renovation/Remodel for Bereavement Centre Addition

  • Corporation of the Village of Slocan/Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society: Rail Trail Safety Equipment Purchase

  • Rural Alternatives Research and Training Society: Vallican Whole Art Gallery Project


  • 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


  • 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
Thank you to all the groups that applied in 2016. Successful applicants received their cheques at the AGM on May 30, 2016. 2016 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:

Happy 2015 grant recipients with cheques in hand.
  • 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.


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
  • 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.