FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Council received and approved 10 base budget grant applications in 2019 for the amount of $559,341, last year they approved grants in the amount of $497,177.
Local non-profit organizations that will benefit from the additional funding will result in a benefit to the overall community, the following are the approved applications for 2019;
Community Arts Council of Fort St. John (Program Grant) – $18,650
The Arts Council requested $20,000 in funding to be allocated to its member groups. This is the same request as last year however the grant approved for 2018 was $15,000.
Community Arts Council of Fort St. John (Tax Exemption Grant) – $10,320
The Community Arts Council of Fort St. John requested $10,320 in funding in lieu of receiving a Permissive Tax Exemption grant for 2019.
Fort St. John Curling Club – $18,850
The Fort St. John Curling Club submitted a new application for a Base Budget Grant for 2019. The grant requested was $18,850 and is for capital upgrades, not operations.
Fort St. John International Air Show Society – $20,000
The Fort St. John International Air Show Society requested $20,000 in funding for the 2019 Air Show which is tentatively scheduled for July 24, 2019.
Fort St. John Public Library Association- $397,000
The Fort St. John Public Library Association requested $397,000 in funding for 2019 which is the amount of the grant requested and awarded in 2018.
Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society – $9,190
The Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society requested $9,190 in funding for its 2019 bus pass program. This is an increase of $10 and the purpose of the increase is to ensure that the dollar value of the grant equates to an even number of bus tickets/passes.
North Peace Fall Fair Society – $5,000
The North Peace Fall Fair Society requested $5,000 in funding for the 2019 Fall Fair which is the amount of the grant requested and awarded in 2018.
North Peace Historical Society – $15,000
The North Peace Historical Society requested $15,000 in funding for 2019. This is an increase of $5,000 over the grant requested and awarded in 2018 which was
North Peace Justice Society – $14,677
The North Peace Justice Society requested $14,677 in funding for 2019. This is equal to the grant awarded in 2018 however the grant requested for 2018 was $17,000.
Tourism Fort St. John Board – $39,304
The Tourism Fort St. John Board requested $49,304 in funding for 2019. This is an increase of $13,304 from the grant awarded in 2018 which was $36,000. Note: the Tourism Board requested $45,000 for 2018 however the increase was not approved.