The VF Capacity Building Grant was made possible by generous support from BCICF’s partner Vancouver Foundation. Within our communities, we were able to support these charities in building their capacity so they are able to better serve our citizens and make a difference:
- A Way Home Kamloops Society – Financial System Reconstruction – funding to help create a comprehensive financial reporting system with audits trail capability
- Barriere Recreation Society Facility – a grant to support upgrades for washroom fans & sanitation, ice plant motor & pump.
- Boys & Girls Club – Kamloops – Youth Hygiene Products – help for funding to purchase more hygiene products to continue to ensure we have enough supplies on hand when youth need them.
- Habitat For Humanity Kamloops – Staff Skill Upgrade – supporting funding to engage all 35 staff in diversity, equity and inclusion training, Covid safety, WorkSafe specific training on bullying and harassment, Zoom training and technology for planning and Restore management.
- Centre For Seniors Information Kamloops – Take and Bake Meals – funding to support the increased need for meals due to the pandemic – purchase a double door cooler and commercial cookware.
- Kamloops Film Society – Point of Sale upgrade – a grant for equipment upgrades Computer/laptops
- Kamloops Food Policy Council – Scaling the Butler Urban Farm – funding to purchase compost bin, tools and bins for vegetable cleaning and distributions.
- Kamloops Society For Alcohol And Drug Services – Youth Care Home Development Project – to help secure 2 family care homes in Kamloops to provide up to 4 beds for female youth attending the Phoenix Centre’s Day Treatment program.
- Kamloops Symphony Society – Technology Infrastructure Upgrades – to support the purchase of a new camera and software to bring more of their design work in-house, to increase communication through streaming platforms and provide critical upgrades to their accounting software.
- BC Wildlife Park – Large Animal Quarantine – funding in support of their Cement Pad Foundation, hoofstock quarantine building.
- Lillooet Area Library Association – Community Conversation Dialogue Online – to help with purchasing a software program – provide training on how to use the software.
- Logan Lake Wellness, Health & Youth Society – Creating a Culture of Employee Engagement – a grant helping them with providing a workshop for staff training.
- Nicola Valley Community Arts Council – NVCAC Community Activity Room – funding to help create a comfortable activity space for small groups.
- Spinal Cord Injury BC – Mental Health First Aid Training – a grant for staff and key volunteers to have mental health first aid training and be able to provide peer support.
- Ashcroft HUB Society – Care Helpline – (Spences Bridge, Ashcroft, Cache Creek & Clinton) – funding to strengthen the collaborative care by adding to the volunteer team and providing resources.
- The Mustard Seed – The Mustard Seed Men’s Supportive Living Program – a grant to help support the purchase 17 mattresses and bed bug covers.
- Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge Society – Seniors for Seniors Program – funding to help provide age and mobility appropriate activities for senior visitors – handy-ramp & deck seating and tables.
- Western Canada Theatre Company – Indigenous Inclusion & Engagement – a grant to help develop specific policy, communication and specific initiatives around Indigenous inclusion and engagement