Community Enrichment Program
On May 1, 2012, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) announced $143,700 in grant funding to Whistler non-profit organizations and societies through the 2012 Community Enrichment Program (CEP). These grants are important tools that help the RMOW to work towards key strategy areas identified in Whistler2020, Whistler’s shared community vision and plan. Click here for the news release.
Whistler council awards financial grants annually to local non-profit organizations or societies that benefit the resort community. The amount provided to each selected organization varies, but represents a maximum of 50 per cent of their annual budget. Funding through this program is not approved for special events or for the rental of municipal facilities, which are already subsidized for non-profit organizations. Organizations receiving CEP grants must report back to council on the use of their funds by the end of the year.
The Community Enrichment Program has been created to support Whistler2020 - Moving toward a Sustainable Future.
Whistler2020 is a comprehensive sustainability plan describing what Whistler aspires to be in the year 2020 including values, sustainable principles, vision, priorities and directions that define success and sustainability for the resort. The Community Enrichment Program supports the plan by allowing community groups to bring forward and define their sustainable programs and explain how their initiatives help move Whistler toward a sustainable community.
This year, 29 applications were received with a total of $323,494 in grant requests. One applicant received another source of funding early on and withdrew from the process, and the Mature Action Committee, indicated below, also withdrew from the process, after they confirmed receipt of other funding. This year, a total of $143,700 in grants was awarded to 27 separate programs or organizations. This amount is within the budget of $146,200 allocated for the CEP in the 2012-2016 Five-Year Financial Plan.
- Dance Whistler Association $2,000
- Get Bear Smart Society $5,000
- Howe Sound Women’s Centre – Children Who Witness Abuse $5,200
- Howe Sound Women’s Centre – Whistler Women’s Drop-in Centre $7,600
- Mature Action Committee $0*
- Myrtle Philip Parent Advisory Council $3,700
- Sea to Sky Community Services - Whistler Parent-Tot Drop-In $7,000
- Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council $3,000
- Whistler Naturalists Society $4,000
- Spring Creek Community School/Ecole La Passerelle $2,500
- Whistler Adaptive Sports Program $26,850
- The Point Artist Run Centre Society $1,500
- Whistler Writers Group (The Vicious Circle) $2,500
- Whistler Blackcomb Freestyle Ski Club $2,000
- Whistler Community Services Society $5,200
- Whistler Firefighter’s Association Extrication Team $2,250
- Whistler Gymnastics Club $4,000
- Whistler Minor Hockey Association $4,000
- Whistler Nordics Ski Club $10,000
- Whistler Off Road Cycling Association (WORCA) $15,000
- Whistler Sailing Association (WSA) $4,200
- Whistler Skating Club $3,500
- Whistler Valley Quilter’s Guild $300
- Whistler Waldorf School Society $4,500
- Whistler Youth Soccer Club $9,500
- Zero Ceiling Society $4,400
- Whistler Children’s Chorus $2,000
- Whistler Secondary School Scholarship $2,000
TOTAL AMOUNTS $143,700
* Funding received from alternate source for project