Four non-profit groups have received help to further develop arts and culture in Williams Lake and the Central Cariboo.
As part of the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society’s pilot Support Grants program, each applicant that met the criteria was given funding of one thousand dollars.
Leah Selk Executive Director of the Society explains where the funding came from.
“We have a little bit of income that we make with the art centre a lot of that goes back in to maintaining the art centre but anything that’s left over at the end of the year we’ve been putting into a fund and now we’re giving that back to the community. So this fund is directly raised by the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society”.
Groups benefiting from the Support Grants Program include Arts on the Fly Festival Society, Cariboo Chiolcotin Conservation Society, 150 Mile Greenbelt, Trail and Heritage Society and Potato House Sustainable Community Society.
Deadline for the next intake of pilot support grants is June first 2018 and application forms can be downloaded from the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society website.