Community Outdoor Revitalization Grants

This program supports Basin communities to create, restore or enhance welcoming, safe and vibrant outdoor multi-use community spaces that support community gathering and programming. 

Eligible applicants include municipalities, regional districts and First Nations communities in the Columbia Basin Trust region

Applications from non-profit organizations from unincorporated communities will be considered provided the following criteria are met:

  1. The Regional District agrees upon the need for the project and has been consulted on the project development; and
  2. The legal ownership of the property to be revitalized is clearly defined and long-term use for the purpose of community gathering is secured.
  • Project Planning and Design Grants:
    • Available to municipalities, unincorporated areas, and First Nations communities to plan and design these types of spaces in more rural contexts.
  • Capital Grants:
    • Available to implement projects that occur in a community outdoor space as defined in this program guide and that upgrade the aesthetics of the space and/or create opportunities for community interaction and gathering.
  • Project Planning and Design Grants:
    • Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis until all program funds are committed.
  • Capital Grants:
    • Applications must be submitted by November 5, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. MT.
    • We will not accept applications after this deadline.
  1. Read the program guide before beginning your application.
  2. Proceed to the correct application form.
  3. If this is your first time using our application form website, you will need to create an account. If you have previously created an account, use that one.
  4. Download the application guide to help you through the application process. You may download the optional worksheet if you would like to develop your application offline.
  5. You may save drafts and submit your completed application at any point before the deadline.
  6. Once your application is complete click ‘Submit’.
  7. You will receive a confirmation email that your application has been received once you have clicked ‘Submit’.

We recommend discussing your project with your local Manager of Community Relationships prior to applying. See map for who to contact for your community.

Southeast: Kaylyn Gervais kgervais@ourtrust.org

Southwest: Kelvin Saldern ksaldern@ourtrust.org

Northern: Lynda Lafleur llafleur@ourtrust.org

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For general inquiries about the program or the application process, contact communitydevgrants@ourtrust.org.

To discuss a specific project idea contact your local Manager of Community Relationships.