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ORCBC Announces Outdoor Recreation Fund of BC Grant Program Application

The Outdoor Recreation Council of BC (ORCBC) announced the initiation of the Outdoor Recreation Fund of BC grant program. This new initiative aims to enhance outdoor recreation opportunities and promote environmental stewardship throughout the province.

“We are thrilled to launch the Outdoor Recreation Fund of BC grant program and provide vital support to organizations and initiatives that share our passion for outdoor recreation and the protection of natural spaces,” Louise Pedersen, executive director of the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC, said in a press release

ORCBC, a voice advocating for the outdoor recreation community, has established this program to bolster the efforts of local communities and volunteer organizations. The initiative is designed to support projects that improve the accessibility and quality of outdoor recreational activities, which are crucial for the health and well-being of British Columbians.

 “By investing in access, inclusivity, education, and stewardship, we aim to ensure that future generations can continue to enjoy and appreciate the natural beauty of British Columbia,” Pedersen said.

This strategic move was facilitated by a CA$10 million one-time grant from the Province of BC in May 2023, which established the Outdoor Recreation Fund of BC. The income generated by this endowment will continually support the grant program, securing long-term funding for future projects.

The program will distribute funds across three primary areas: enhancing outdoor access and infrastructure, advancing stewardship and education, and promoting inclusive participation. These focus areas aim to maintain and upgrade essential recreation infrastructure like trails and boat launches, foster responsible outdoor engagement, and ensure that outdoor activities are accessible to a diverse range of participants.

Funding from the program is available to a variety of groups, including charities, non-profits, local governments, and Indigenous governments. The grants offered will vary in size, depending on the scope and impact of the projects.

Wayne Mercer, chair of the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC, reiterated the importance of the program. Mercer pointed out that the grant would help reinforce the infrastructure that supports outdoor recreation and is largely maintained by volunteers. 

Interested organizations are encouraged to review the detailed eligibility criteria and application guidelines. This resource offers comprehensive information to assist applicants in submitting proposals that align with the council’s objectives. The grant program is now accepting applications from March 28 to April 30.

To learn more about ORCBC, visit orcbc.ca.

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Brian Wood
Brian Wood
April 21, 2024 1:13 pm

Can you believe it? The Outdoor Recreation Fund of BC grant program also focuses on enhancing accessibility for people with disabilities! Plus, it helps organizations build capacity for impactful projects.

Timothy Reed
Timothy Reed
April 21, 2024 5:08 pm
Reply to  Brian Wood

It’s fantastic how this grant program boosts project capabilities! Let’s ensure everyone, including those with disabilities, can enjoy outdoor activities to the fullest.

Newswire14
Newswire14
April 21, 2024 2:01 pm

That’s awesome news! If you’re all about outdoor fun and protecting our environment in BC, applying for the Outdoor Recreation Fund of BC grant could be a game-changer. Why not chat with the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC to get the lowdown on applying and help keep BC’s beauty thriving?

FrostyTiger62
FrostyTiger62
April 21, 2024 2:33 pm
Reply to  Newswire14

Diving into the grant application could be a real game-changer for our outdoor scene! Getting guidance from the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC is key to supporting BC’s beauty.

Uri Woods
Uri Woods
April 21, 2024 4:27 pm

Did you hear? The Outdoor Recreation Fund of BC grant program is up and running! It’s a great chance for organizations to get involved and make a positive impact on outdoor recreation in BC.

sarahsmiles
sarahsmiles
April 21, 2024 10:51 pm

Isn’t it amazing news? The Outdoor Recreation Fund of BC’s grant program is a game-changer! It’s a chance for groups to truly make a difference in BC’s outdoor recreation and environmental care. Let’s jump on this opportunity to preserve and promote our province’s natural beauty for the future!

Jax9Kitty55
Jax9Kitty55
April 22, 2024 3:32 am

Isn’t it exciting news? The Outdoor Recreation Fund of BC is ready to amp up outdoor adventures in British Columbia! Time to dust off those hiking boots and join the eco-warrior brigade. Whether you’re a charity, non-profit, or Indigenous group, let’s gear up to make a splash in the great outdoors!

XavierCrest
XavierCrest
April 22, 2024 4:31 am

Isn’t it cool how the ORCBC Outdoor Recreation Fund supports all kinds of groups in BC? It’s awesome to see diverse projects making a positive impact on our outdoor spaces and communities.

ShoalCipher66m
ShoalCipher66m
April 22, 2024 8:39 am

Isn’t it exciting that the Outdoor Recreation Fund of BC grant program offers a chance for BC organizations to boost outdoor fun and eco-friendliness? Let’s embrace this opportunity for positive community and environmental impact!

CocoaCharm134
CocoaCharm134
April 22, 2024 11:42 am

Have you checked out the Outdoor Recreation Fund of BC? It’s all about promoting outdoor fun, environmental care, and community teamwork in British Columbia. Don’t forget to align your project with their goals!

Tessa Brook
Tessa Brook
April 22, 2024 2:36 pm

You know, I’m really excited about the Outdoor Recreation Fund of BC. It’s all about fostering that love for nature and coming together as a community to keep our outdoor spaces thriving for generations to come.

Quinn Ocean
Quinn Ocean
April 22, 2024 4:10 pm

Have you heard? The Outdoor Recreation Fund of BC grant program is fantastic news for outdoor lovers in British Columbia! It’s a great chance to support projects that connect us to BC’s beautiful landscapes. What do you think about it?

Megan Collins
Megan Collins
April 22, 2024 6:08 pm

Imagine being part of the Outdoor Recreation Fund of BC’s grant program! It’s a cool chance for groups to help nature and outdoor fun in BC. When organizations apply for these grants, they’re doing good by looking after our beautiful landscapes and bringing people together for outdoor adventures.

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