Greenwood & Midway, B.C. – West Boundary Community Forest (WBCF) is now accepting applications for their 2023 Grant Application Intake period running May 1st through May 31st.
Each year, the WBCF Board selects eligible non-profit organizations, community groups, and societies in the West Boundary region to receive funding to support their community-led projects, contributing to the part of WBCF’s mission which focuses on giving back to the local community.
“It truly takes a community to operate a community forest successfully. Our commitment to sustainable forestry and good land management practices provides a tangible opportunity for us to give back to the communities that support us,” noted Dan Macmaster, Forest Manager of the West Boundary Community Forest.
In Spring 2022, the WBCF granted over $33,000 to numerous community groups, schools, and non-profit societies located in, or serving area residents in the West Boundary. A second intake period was offered in the Fall due to available funding, with an additional $41,000 granted to 16 local organizations.
In the past, WBCF funding has helped purchase personal flotation devices for Midway Fire Rescue, and SD51 school equipment, including new hybrid snowshoe skis called hok skis for outdoor education classes to trek in the backcountry. Grant funding has also supported sport and recreation, including the Route 3 Race Track in Greenwood and Kettle Valley Wildlife Association archery equipment, and community events such as Rock Creek Fall Fair.
For more information on the eligibility criteria and how to apply, please visit www.westboundarycommunityforest.com.
For any inquiries, please contact:
Ross Elliott, Grants Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org