Regional Grant-in-Aid

Please read the RDOS - Regional Grant in Aid Policy and RDOS - Regional Grant in Aid Guidelines before completing the application form.

The documents contain important information about eligibility requirements, maximum grant allocations, and reporting requirements.

The deadline for 2023 applications was Friday, October 28, 2022, at 4:30 pm.

Eligible applicants are required to provide a brief (10-minute maximum) presentation to the Board.

Presentations are currently scheduled for Friday, November 18, 2022. 



  • Alleycats Alliance Society - $5,000
  • Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Alert (ALERT) $4,500
  • Ha Ha Ha Kidz Fest - $5,000
  • Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance - $5,500
  • South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services – $3,450
  • Penticton Scottish Festival - $2,000

Electoral Area Community Grant-in-Aid
The purpose of the Electoral Area Grant-in-Aid is to support the establishment and the operations of non-profit organizations serving the residents of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. Applications from individuals, industrial, commercial or business undertakings are not permitted. Qualifying applications are sent to the Electoral Area Director for consideration and allocation of funding. Unless specifically requested and approved by the Electoral Area Director, applicants approved will not receive funding before August 1.

RDOS Electoral Area Community Grant Guidelines & Application Form