Small Grant Program
January 12, 2024


The Slocan Valley Co-op is expanding its contributions through the Co-op Community Development Fund with the new Small Grants Program to benefit local non-profit groups and organizations with funding to assist with their projects and programs.

This year, we will be reviewing applications to award up to four projects or programs with a maximum of $5,000 each.

The Co-op Community Development Fund - Small Grants Program was created to enhance our commitment in being a community builder. It is intended to assist non-profit groups and organizations within our operating trading area of the Slocan Valley, Nelson, and Castlegar with funding for projects and programs.

The Board of Directors will periodically review current priorities for funding consideration in the regions where we operate. 


Applicants eligible for funding include groups and organizations residing and active in our trading area in the Slocan Valley, Nelson, and Castlegar regions with preference given to active Slocan Valley Co-op member-owners, registered non-profit, registered charitable organizations, or a community service co-operative.

Projects or programs must offer full inclusion, being non-discriminative of any members of the general public based on background or affiliation. Funding cannot be retroactive. Projects or programs must be primarily intended to be available to the greater community, and not exclusively intended to benefit individuals.

Projects or programs that will not be eligible include those supported by groups or organizations performing third-party fundraising campaigns; those that are supported by religious, politically-affiliated, or advocacy organizations; or those that will have adverse environmental impacts.


Applications for our 2024 Small Grants Program can be submitted between January 1 to February 29, 2024.  

Applications can be submitted via e-mail to - or in person at our Administration Office in Slocan Park.

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