Seventeen projects across the Columbia Basin will help address social isolation, increase meaningful connections and reduce barriers to accessing services with over $522,000 from Columbia Basin Trust.
“Social isolation can affect well-being and quality of life, which is why we’ve committed to helping communities improve social inclusion and increase people’s feelings of connection and belonging,” said Aimee Ambrosone, Director, Delivery of Benefits at Columbia Basin Trust. “These local solutions will get people the help they need, increase their participation in community activities, expand their social networks and build mutually rewarding relationships between people of all ages and stages of life.”
The Trust selected these projects through a call for Expressions of Interest over winter 2018/19, which addresses one of the goals in the Trust’s Social Strategic Plan, developed with input from the people of the Basin.
Here are a few of the projects:
Connecting to Culture
The Benefits of a Bike
Reducing Isolation for New Parents
Friendships Through Food
The Trust also offers support to projects that improve social well-being and strengthen social connections through its Social Grants and Child Care Support programs. Learn more at ourtrust.org/social.