RDN board approves grants in support of local organizations

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The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) board has awarded grants to 11 organizations, totalling $23,486, to be used for a variety of community and recreation focused projects.

The grants were awarded through three programs: Oceanside Recreation Services Youth Grants, Oceanside Recreation Services Community Grants and Oceanside Community Safety Grants.

Recreation grants support recreation programs, special events or projects which benefit specific communities in the Oceanside area. Safety grants support programs and services that help increase safety in the community, according to a release from the RDN.

The funding was allocated as follows:

Oceanside Recreation Services – Youth (11-18 years) Grants: $5,525 total awarded

-Arrowsmith Community Recreation Association – $525 

-Bowser Elementary School – $2,500 

-Ravensong Aquatic Club – $2,500 

Oceanside Recreation Services – Community Grants (all ages): $15,361.97 total awarded 

-Arrowsmith Community Recreation Association – $2,286.97 

-Bow Horne Bay Community Club – $2,400 

-Corcan-Meadowood Residents Association – $2,500 

-Lions Club of Parksville – $675 

-Oceanside Community Arts Council – $2,500 

-Ravensong Waterdancers Synchro Club – $2,500 

-VanIsle Walking Soccer – Parksville Golden Oldies Sports Association – $2,500 

Oceanside Community Safety Grants: $2,599.25 total awarded 

-Glen Eagle Strata – $1,599.25 

-Mid-Island Air Search and Rescue Association – $1,000 

The next application deadline is April 29, 2022 for Recreation Grants, according to the RDN.

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