Our community is incredibly fortunate to have a fund of over $1,000,000.00 that earns interest which is spent each year on community building projects. The Community Fund of North Kootenay Lake Society receives grant applications each spring (deadline for 2021 is 30th April) for money for a wide variety of local projects. The funds will all be spent in the north Kootenay Lake area.
In recent years, CFNKLS has funded new fencing for the community garden, flooring and other upgrades for the Argenta community hall, a girls’ empowerment program, preservation work at the historic Fletcher store in Ainsworth, concerts for the residents in the long term care facility, an ecological awareness project for the Jewett school, and much more. The list is impressive. It can be found, along with information about how to apply for a grant, at www.nklcommunityfund.org.