Resident Directed Grants
Resident Directed Grants (ReDi Grants) are a program of Columbia Basin Trust (the Trust), designed and funded by the Trust, and delivered by local governments and First Nations (delivery partners).
Program funds are distributed annually so delivery partners can select and fund projects in accordance with overall guidelines that are established by the Trust. Project selection must include an opportunity for resident input, resulting in community-based funding decisions.
Because of Valemount’s proximity to the Kinbasket reservoir and location at the northern most point of the Columbia Basin we are eligible to offer this program.
Application Submission for the 2023 intake is now closed.
ReDi Grants Adjudication Committee
The role of the ReDi Grants Adjudication Committee is to assist the Village of Valemount Council in the selection and prioritization of proposed community projects to receive funding from the Columbia Basin Trust – Resident Directed Grants (ReDi Grants) Program each year.
It is a “Select Committee” of Council composed of up to six residents of Valemount or the Fraser Fort George Regional District Rural Area H, as well as one appointed Council Liaison. The Council Liaison is a voting member of the Committee. The Village of Valemount, Grant Clerk coordinates the Adjudication Committee and is a non-voting member.
Successful Projects 2023
The Village of Valemount and the Columbia Basin Trust have approved 7 projects for a total of $213,376.60.
Name of Project
|Robson Valley Spay and Neuter Society||Community Spay and Neuter Support Project||$4,000.00|
|Valemount Learning Society||Green Energy for Village Greens – local leafy greens year-round||$40,000.00|
|Valemount JCR Adult Committee Society||Back Country Equipment||$4,945.00|
|Valemount Entertainment Society||Conversion of CHVC-TV Channel 32 to Digital, and the Purchase of an Emergency Alert Messaging System for VCTV||$40,354.00|
|Valemount Curling Club||Valemount Curling Club Building Upgrades||$30,733.00|
|Valemount Secondary School Parent Advisory Council Society||Valemount Youth Mountain Bike Club||$42,641.80|
|Valemount Community Sports Day Association||Valemountain Days 2023||$10,702.80|
All projects that received funding approval in 2023 must be completed by December 31, 2023 unless an extension has been granted. Final Reports for 2023 projects are due by January 31, 2024. The Final Report Template can be found to the right.