Resident Directed Grants

The Regional District of East Kootenay Board of Directors has approved Resident Directed Grants funding for 138 projects around the region over the coming year.

The funding comes from Columbia Basin Trust’s ReDi (Resident Directed) Grants, which are administered by the RDEK.

“The approved 2024/2025 projects represent over $1.2 million in funding that will support a wide range of unique, valuable and impactful projects across our region,” says RDEK Board Chair Rob Gay. “These funds truly shape the vibrancy of our communities and we are incredibly grateful to the Trust for their continued support of the ReDi Grants program.”

Resident Directed Grants

After considering public input and recommendations from the municipalities and Electoral Area Directors, the Board approved the funding at its June Board Meeting. Here is the complete list of the approved projects.

ReDi Grants (Resident Directed Grants) support projects that benefit the broad community and public good through community-based decision-making and ensuring an opportunity for resident input on projects.

These grants are funded by the Trust and delivered in partnership with local governments and First Nations in the Basin. Funding decisions are made by delivery partners and must include resident input on projects.

The Regional District of East Kootenay includes six electoral areas and eight incorporated municipalities: Elkford, Sparwood, Fernie, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Canal Flats, Invermere, and Radium Hot Springs. Applications typically open in early January and close in late February each year.

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