Rural Community Grants Return Funds to Comox Valley Regional District – Comox Valley Record

File photo of volunteers and visitors to the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society – which receives support from the CVRD Rural Community Grants Program.

Rural Community Grants put funds back into the Comox Valley Regional District

Each year, the Comox Valley Regional District offers a variety of grant opportunities to charitable and nonprofit organizations. The Rural Community Grants Program (formerly known as Grant-in-Aid) was launched in January 2021 to help any non-profit community organization apply for funding that benefits the community at large.

“These rural grants help various local community groups by improving their ability to provide services for various activities,” said Doug DeMarzo, general manager of community services. “Examples of organizations supported this year include the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society, Arts Denman, the Comox Valley Child Development Association and more than 20 other societies. This year we have a total of $143,273 available to support programs in our region.

Successful applicants will soon receive written notification of the status of their application with funding scholarships to be dispersed after August 1.

Applications for the Rural Community Grants Program are reviewed on an annual basis for any organization not supported under a funding stream of a multi-year agreement.

To apply for a grant, visit or for more information visit:

This year, some funds are still available for disbursement and any additional requests will be considered until the end of August.

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