Wilkinson: Information about community social development grants

Volunteers columnist Dawn Wilkinson has information about Kelowna city grants that are available.

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Central Okanagan Foundation is administering grants on behalf of the City of Kelowna as well as COF’s own granting program.

Each funding stream has an information session you can attend.

A total of $80,000 in Community Social Development Grants and $22,000 in Grants to Address the Sexual Exploitation of Youth are available from the City of Kelowna.

Innovative and prevention programs that improve the quality of life for Kelowna residents are eligible for a Community Social Development grant.

Ideas to reduce the sexual exploitation of youths aged 19 and younger will be considered for the other grant.

To meet the deadline of Feb. 22 at 3:30 p.m., drop off your application at the Central Okanagan Foundation at 217-1889 Springfield Rd.

Register for the information session on Jan.17,  at 1:30 p.m., in the Pacific Safety Products Boardroom at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave., by contacting Cheryl Miller at cheryl@centralokanaganfoundation.org or 250-861-6160.

Central Okanagan Foundation’s own granting program occurs twice a year, with deadlines of May 1 and Oct. 1. Attend its information session on March 14 at 1:30 p.m. in the Pacific Safety Products boardroom at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, .

Dawn Wilkinson is the community services manager for Kelowna Community Resources.



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