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Resident Directed (ReDi) Grants Program

The application period for 2023 proposals for Golden & Area A is now open! 

2023 Resident Directed (ReDi) 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 Goal 
The goal of ReDi Grants is to support projects in the Columbia Basin (Basin) through community-based decision-making and ensuring an opportunity for public input on projects. 

Program Description 
ReDi Grants are delivered by local governments and First Nations to support projects that benefit the broad community and public good. 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 public input, resulting in community-based funding decisions. 

ReDi Grants support projects that benefit the broad community and public good in the Basin by providing flexible support for community projects that incorporate public input in funding decisions. 

This program is delivered in partnership with local governments and First Nations. 

Funding decisions are made by delivery partners and must include public input on projects. 

The Trust distributes program funds to each partner for distribution in turn to projects: the regional districts of East Kootenay, Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary, the City of Revelstoke, Town of Golden and Village of Valemount, and the First Nations of Ɂaq’am, Ɂakisq’nuk, Yaqan nuɁkiy, Yaq̓ it ʔa·knuqǂiʔit and the Shuswap Band. 

In the Town of Golden, ReDi grants fund projects that are identified as priorities within the Town of Golden and the communities and rural areas of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District Electoral Area A (Area A).

Application Documents

2023 ReDi Golden Application Guide This guide identifies what types of projects are eligible and gives you important information on how to complete an online application form.

ReDi Grant Pre-Application Worksheet This worksheet is an optional tool for preparing your application entries and/or collaborating with others involved in your project. This worksheet will not be accepted as your application to the Program. You must apply using the online application form.

Get started, and create your online account in order to view and complete the online application form.

Online Application Form

2023 ReDi Priorities Update: The United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be used as part of the 2023 application and assessment in alignment with the Golden & District Community Foundation's 2021 Vital Pulse "Community Conversations" priorities. 

Vital Pulse 2022 Community Report: Vital Pulse uses the United Nation’s SGDs as issue areas. Check out the Golden Community Report to learn more. 

Applications for funding through these programs are made directly to the local government delivery partner in your area. For more information about the Columbia Basin Trust, visit

Golden Area Program Description

On behalf of the Trust and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD), 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, conducts the annual process of applications, adjudications, awards, and reporting. In the Town of Golden, the ReDi Grants Program funds projects identified as priorities within the Town of Golden and the communities and rural areas of the CSRD Electoral Area A (Area A).

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.

2023 Grant Cycle Schedule:

  • January 4: Grant applications will be available online
  • February 6: Grant applications will be due by noon (local time)
  • February 23 at 4 p.m.: public forum question generation meeting (closed to the public)
  • Resident Input Meeting:
  • March 16 at 4 p.m.: Adjudication Meeting (closed to the public)

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.

For further information regarding the ReDi Grants Program please contact 

For information on other programs offered by the Columbia Basin Trust, please contact the Columbia Basin Trust at 1-800-505-8998 or visit their website at:

2023 Project Announcements

In February, 11 project proposals were received requesting $410,240.09 in funding from Columbia Basin Trust’s ReDi Grant Program. After the Resident Input Meeting presentations in March and careful review by the ReDi Funds Local Selection Committee, 7 projects were awarded a total of $307,250.09.

All applicants are to be commended for presenting great ideas and participating in this process. Congratulations to the grant recipients.