Regional Grant-in-Aid Program

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The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) receives approximately 50 to 60 grant-in-aid applications every year. The requests come from local non-profit societies and community organizations. The grants are used to support the establishment and the operations of non-profit organizations serving communities within the RDOS. The purpose of the Regional Grant-in-Aid is to provide some financial assistance to organizations providing cultural, charitable, sporting, recreational or service activities that benefit the Regional District.

Grants are not provided to subsidize activities that are the responsibility of senior levels of government. The RDOS board approves discretionary regional grant funding requests during the annual budget process, and as they arise throughout the year. The deadline for the 2022 grant applications is Saturday, October 30, 2021. Eligible applicants will be permitted to provide a brief presentation to the RDOS Board of Directors on Friday, November 4, 2021.

RDOS Regional Grant-in-Aid Guidelines & Application Form

2021 RDOS Regional Grant-in-Aid recipients

  • 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


Karla Kozakevich, Chair
Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen


 Jim Zaffino
RDOS Manager of Finance

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