Community Dividend

Community Dividend Grants 2013

Community Dividend Grants 2012

Community Dividend Disbursement Policy

Policy Purpose: The purpose of this policy is to provide a set of guidelines to be used by the
committee whose task is to recommend to the board how the annual $2/m3 Community Dividend should be disbursed.

Guidelines are as follows:

  • Eligible applicants for disbursements are individuals or organizations that reside or are based in Kaslo
  • and RDCK Area D.
  • Eligible projects must benefit residents of Kaslo and Area D.
  • The total annual Community Dividend should reach a diversity of people and fund a wide variety of
  • interests and endeavours. Community sectors and areas of interest that should be considered are
  • referenced in the lists below.
  • Eligible projects will include, but are not limited to, charitable activities in any of the following fields
  • of interest:

Arts, Culture, and Heritage
Children, Youth, and Family
Recreation and Sports
Community Economic Development
Social and Community Services

Eligible projects may engage in any of the following activities:

  • Direct service and program support ~ Capacity building
  • Capital projects – equipment ~ Scholarship
  • Action oriented research ~ Innovation
  • Program planning, design and needs assessment

Considerations for the disbursement committee:

  • In deciding how to disburse community dividends each year the committee should apply the following range of questions in their deliberations:

How many people does the project benefit?
Does this project bring something new to the community?
Is there an established history of effort and progress on the part of the applicant?
Will the funding serve community members who might otherwise have to do without?
Will the benefit be long lasting, or contribute to an ongoing venture, program or facility?
Can an added value (spinoff) be identified; does the project provide secondary benefits?
What proportion of the funds will be spent within our communities?
Will the funding support volunteerism?
Will the funding build capacity (infrastructure or skills, especially for youth and the underemployed)