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Williams Lake commits $404,000 towards Fee-For-Service agreements

Seventeen organizations and one new organization will receive money from the City of Williams Lake as part of the City’s 2021 Fee-For-Service Agreements.

A total of $404,100 will be spent on the agreements that are used by the City to secure services from not-for-profit organizations for a specified fee.

Services provided generally tend to be operating public facilities, coordinating high-profile public events annually, or serving the social function to the community. The agreements are intended to provide a stable source of basic funding to allow the non-for-profit groups to undertake effective planning, promote voluntarism and strengthen and enhance the community’s wellbeing.

There is 17 existing Fee for Service Agreements with the funding of $383,100. They were awarded in 2019 for 3-year funding – 15 awarded by the City Council and 2 City-funded FFS, but awarded by Joint City / CRD Committee. The one new application is from the Williams Lake Community Policing Committee for $21,000 annual funding. The organization is proposing to continue community safety and crime reduction programs it was running till 2019, but temporarily stopped in 2020 due to the key staff’s retirement.

The City used to fund non-profit Fee-For-Service from the Gaming Revenue it received annually. However, due to COVID-19 and casino shut down, the City did not receive this revenue in the Provincial 2020/21 fiscal year, and City taxpayers funded Fee-For-Service. The City is assuming that the Gaming Revenue will resume in 2021/22. However, if not, the funding burden will continue to fall solely on City taxpayers.

Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Williams Lake  $15,000 
Boys & Girls Club of Williams Lake and District  $15,000 
Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society (Water Wise Program)  $63,100 
Downtown WL Business Improvement Association (Winter Lights Event)  $3,500 
Scout Island (Nature Centre)  $12,500 
Social Planning Council of Williams Lake and Area  $5,000 
Stampede Association  $25,000 
Stampede Queen’s Committee  $5,000 
Williams Lake Food Policy Council  $5,600 
Williams Lake Hospice Society  $16,900 
Youth for Christ  $5,000 
Potato House Sustainable Community Society  $5,000 
Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin Society  $24,000 
WL & District Chamber of Commerce (TDC Operating Agreement)  $150,000 
Scout Island (Trails)  $12,500 
WL Cycling Club  $20,000 
WL Community Policing Committee  $21,000 
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