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Dozen social agencies get funding from City of Kelowna

May 09, 2019 - 6:00 PM

KELOWNA - Only half of the groups applying to improve the social well-being of Kelowna residents are getting funding this year.

Twenty-three groups applied for funding from the City of Kelowna’s Community Social Development Grants but only 12 received grants.

The budget was $187,000 and that was fully spent. Community groups applied for $358,000.

All but one grant was for operational purposes.

The biggest grant went to NOW Canada at $36,000, with $30,000 going to Freedom’s Door, $25,000 to Hands in Service, $22,000 to the John Howard Society and $20,000 to Kelowna Pride.

All the other grants were for $15,000 or less.

The Central Okanagan Foundation, under contract to the City, has been determining who gets the grants since 2005. A report on the grants will go to Kelowna City Council on Monday, May 13.

The report doesn't say which groups did not get grants.

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