BC Hydro accepting grant applications Feb. 1
Community groups and non-profits can apply for up to $10,000 in grants from BC Hydro, starting February 1.
BC Hydro provides grants for projects focused on building the workforce of tomorrow, safety education, and developing smart energy ideas. Local programs are eligible for grants of up to $2,000; and organizations that deliver a program in multiple communities can apply for funding up to $10,000.
In 2020, BC Hydro provided almost $42,000 to East Kootenay organizations, including $1,000 to Columbia Lake Stewardship Society for environmental education initiatives around Columbia Lake. In 2020, the society held COVID-friendly summer camps for school-aged children, who learned about where their water comes from and the importance of keeping it clean.
“Columbia Lake Stewardship Society is very appreciative of the grant from BC Hydro,” said Nancy Wilson, Society Chair. “Although we had to modify our educational programs in the summer of 2020 due to COVID-19, we were still able to reach out to young people during summer camps.”
The annual application period runs from February 1 to March 31. For more information and to apply, visit bchydro.com/grants.
Lead image: Children participated in a 2020 summer camp at Tilley Memorial Park in Canal Flats, led by educators from Columbia Lake Stewardship Society. BC Hydro photo