VICTORIA, B.C. – A new Off-road Vehicle (ORV) Trail Fund has been created for outdoor groups interested in improving Off-Road riding conditions and safety.
The total available funding in 2019 is $200,000, with 25% of the money set aside for safety promotion and 75% marked for construction and maintenance. The intention is to improve outdoor motorized vehicle opportunities for B.C. residents and visitors.
Requests for funding from $1,000 to $20,000 will be considered. To apply; CLICK HERE
Applications will be accepted by any legal entity in the province, except for individuals. This includes:
- First Nations;
- Local governments (such as municipalities and regional districts)
- ORV organizations (including those representing quads, dirt bikes, snowmobiles, motorbikes and side-by-sides)
- Non-profit societies
The deadline to apply is March 20, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified about a month after the application period closes.
Created in 2017, the ORV Trail Fund was established as a part of the Off-Road Vehicle Act and regulations. The act requires registration of all off-road vehicles within British Columbia. A portion of the registration fees collected by ICBC is redirected to the ORV Trail Fund.
This is the second year for the funding program. Future planned yearly disbursements will be between $100,000 and $250,000 per year, depending on the growth of the fund.
Submissions will be adjudicated by provincial recreation staff, with input from provincial-level ORV representatives.