A total of $25,000 in arts and culture grants has been approved by the Cariboo Regional District after the board endorsed the grants at its March 9 meeting.
They include Cedar City Museum ($1,045), Williams Lake Community Arts Council ($3,000), Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District ($1,500), Canadian Mental Health ($2,000), Cariboo Arts Society ($2,000), Cariboo Friendship Society ($630), Cariboo Potters Guild ($425), Horsefly Historical Society ($1,800), Horsefly River Roundtable Society ($2,000), Likely Community School Association ($2,000), Potato House Sustainable Community Society ($2,000), Station House Studio and Gallery Society ($2,000), Williams Lake Central Business Improvement Area Association ($2,000), Williams Lake Field Naturalists/Scout Island Nature Centre ($1,100) and Women’s Contact Society ($1,500).
“The applicants will be told and they’ll get their money in due course,” says Area F director Joan Sorley,
The arts and culture grants are funded by the arts and culture function which is derived from the taxpayers of D, E, F and the city.
“For the regional district there are various functions, and they don’t cross over to one another so you tax for one thing and you have to use those funds for that one thing,” Sorley explains.