qathet Regional District’s (qRD) finance committee will be recommending that the regional board approve several applications for grants-in-aid.
At the November 17 finance committee meeting, directors considered eight applications, approving six.
The first application for financial assistance was from Powell River Orphaned Wildlife Society (PROWLS). The recommendation was that the committee recommend the board approve a grant of $8,500 to PROWLS for general operating costs from the general grants-in-aid service. The committee voted three in favour and four against, so the recommendation was defeated.
The second application was from Climate Action Powell River for a community cookbook project. The recommendation from the committee was that $1,151.96 be provided from the Electoral Area A grants-in-aid service, that $339.49 be provided from Electoral Area B and $503.54 from Electoral Area C. The recommendation passed.
The third application was from Powell River Film Society for the Patricia Theatre heritage development project. The recommendation from the committee was that $2,887.13 be provided from the Electoral Area A grants-in-aid service, that $850.85 be provided from Electoral Area B and that $1,262.02 be provided from Electoral Area C. The recommendation passed.
The committee recommended the regional board approve a $500 contribution from the Electoral Area D grants-in-aid service for financial assistance for the Van Anda improvement district for the well casing and pump relocation project.
The committee recommended the regional board approve a grant of $1,130.64 to Texada Arts, Culture and Tourism Society for the ceramic studio equipment purchase. The monetary contribution is earmarked from the Electoral Area D grants-in-aid service.
A grant of $237.25 to the Texada agriculture group was recommended by the finance committee for board approval. The contribution would come from the Electoral Area D grants-in-aid service. The funds would contribute to general operating costs.
The committee recommended the board approve a $1,000 grant to the Lasqueti Internet Access Society for general operating costs, with funds coming from the Electoral Area E grants-in-aid service.
The committee also recommended the regional board respectfully deny a request for financial assistance from the Powell River Council for Arts and Culture for its arts and culture directory project.