Annual CBT Community Funds Granting Process Print Article Font Size

The application period for the 2017 grant cycle has now closed. The CBT Community Funds Local Selection Committee is now preparing for the 2018 grant cycle and will begin accepting applications in early January 2018.
Basin-Wide Program Description
The Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs (CIP/AAP) are intended to be flexible and incorporate community-based funding decisions. The programs support local projects that provide additional value to Basin communities, and that benefit the broad community and public good. Program funds are distributed annually to the Trust's local government partners: the regional districts of East Kootenay, Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary, the City of Revelstoke, town of Golden, Village of Valemount, and to our Indigenous Partners Ɂaq'am, Ɂakisq'nuk, Lower Kootenay (Yaqan nuɁkiy), Tobacco Plains Indian Band (Ɂakink'umŧasnuqŧiɁit) and the Shuswap Indian Band.     

Applications for funding through these programs are made directly to the local government delivery partner in your area. To view the factsheet and see how the funding is distributed, click HERE.
For more information about the Columbia Basin Trust, visit
Golden Area Program Description
On behalf of the Columbia Basin Trust and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, the Town of Golden wholly administers this program for Golden Area residents.  A Council Select Committee of community members and staff with outside administration help, conduct the annual process of applications, adjudications, awards, and reporting.
The CBT Community Funds Local Selection Committee members include:

Chris Hambruch (as Council representative)
Stephanie Knaak (representing the Area A Director)
Lynne Romano (representing the local Community Foundation)
Nola Milum (representing the local Community Foundation)
Scott King (community representative)
Monica Parkinson (community representative)
Kathy Simpson (community representative)
Natasha Overduin (community representative)
Chuck Gorton (community representative)
Support Staff:
Jon Wilsgard - staff liaison for process and protocol
Ryan Watmough - committee technical administrator
The annual grant cycle for funding begins in January. Applications are typically accepted until early February. This is followed by a public forum in March wherein all applicants must appear before the adjudication committee to briefly speak to their project. The select committee makes its final decisions for funding prior to the end of March. Successful applicants are required to provide acknowledgement and reporting on their projects, and completion within a deadline.
Please read the POLICIES AND GUIDELINES for applications CAREFULLY.  There are important long standing and new rules around applying under this program.
The APPLICATION FORM is a fillable PDF and MUST be submitted in full ONLY VIA EMAIL to  More information is included on the form.
Applications were received until Noon (local time), Friday February 3rd, 2017.
The annual Public Forum(s) required for all applicants to attend (and the public is welcome) wherein applicants deliver a prepared speech about their projects and are asked questions by the committee was held from 6pm-9pm, on  Tuesday February 28th and Wednesday March 1st 2017 at the Golden Civic Centre.
The committee holds its official adjudication session in a CLOSED meeting.  Successful applicants are informed by the Program Manager once decisions are ratified and all results are made public thereafter.