Community Development

What are Community Development Grants?

The RDCK Community Development Program was established to support initiatives from non-profit organizations which further the social, economic and environmental well being of the Regional District's residents and organizations. The program may also assist in reducing district tax requisitions with approval from the Board.

Community Development grant funding is provided by RDCK Area Directors from Area A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, the Town of Creston and Villages of Kaslo, New Denver, Salmo, Silverton and Slocan on an ongoing intake basis dependent upon balance of funding.

How do I get an Application?

Applications are available at the Regional District of Central Kootenay office in Nelson, from your Director, or by using the following links:

1865-Community-Development-Grant-APPL.pdf [PDF - 2.8 MB]

1865-Community-Development-Grant-APPL_Fiillable.pdf [PDF - 2.6 MB]

Where do I send my Application?

Please forward your completed application to your Director. You may also drop off the application at the RDCK office in Nelson or submit it by regular mail, fax to 250-352-9300, or email to and the application will be forwarded to the appropriate director(s) on your behalf.  (Submissions by Dropbox are not accepted at this time.)

If you have any other questions or require further information please contact your Area Director.  Contact information for all RDCK Electoral Area Directors is available here.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications must be printed to fit on one 8.5 x 11 page.

Financial Reports

Recipients of Area E and Area H community development grant funding are required to complete and submit a financial report accompanied by copies of invoices/receipts that account for funding expenditures upon the earlier of utilization or within two years of receiving funding.  (Area E and H financial report [PDF - 828 KB])

The content on this page was last updated August 8 2019 at 10:19 AM