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$2,500 each available for 10 organizations from Local Sport Funding

Pacific Sport Interior BC announced last Monday that they will be providing two funding grants to help sports organizations in rural communities during the pandemic.

Sport organizations in the Interior BC region that are eligible to apply for consideration include; Clearwater, Barriere, Sun Peaks, Golden, Revelstoke, Sicamous, Salmon Arm, Chase, Kamloops, Merritt, Lytton, Lillooet, Savona, 100 Mile House, the smaller rural communities in between, and the Indigenous nations of the region.

The Local Sport Funding Support is for 10 organizations who will receive $2,500 each, with PacificSport Interior BC adjudicating all applications.

Sports organizations and groups are invited to submit a Letter of Intent that provides full details in regards to the request for funding and what it is to be used for. The funding organization advises there are no restrictions on where the funding is best suited for.

The second funding opportunity is for PacificSport Interior BC registered athletes who can apply for needed support, whether the support be for training, equipment, or other areas that the athlete deems necessary for their performance pathway.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer support to local sport groups and athletes as we know many have been hit hard with the pandemic,” says PacificSport Interior BC Executive Director Carolynn Boomer. “As a not for profit organization, PacificSport Interior BC prides itself on doing whatever we can to support the good people in our sport system and these are two ways we can provide some relief.”

Those eligible to apply must submit a Letter of Intent to PacificSport Interior BC by 4:00 p.m. on Jan. 15, 2021 by email to: cboomer@pacificsport.com

More information can be found by going to: www.pacificsportinteriorbc.com

PacificSport Interior BC is part of a provincial network consisting of not for profit Regional Centres working in collaboration to support increased sport participation and improved sport performance throughout B.C. These multi-sport centres are committed to developing sport at all levels by integrating world-class athlete services, coaching education and long-term sport development opportunities.