Recreation Infrastructure Grants *NEW*

Recreation Infrastructure Grants is a three-year, $9-million program that focuses on the construction of new and/or upgrades to existing recreational infrastructure in the Basin. The program will support community efforts to create recreational infrastructure that encourages residents to live more active, healthy lifestyles. This includes structures such as backcountry trail networks, swimming pools, ice rinks, curling arenas, sports fields and parks.

Basin residents have indicated that recreation and physical activity are important to them both in terms of lifestyle and health. This program addresses one of 13 strategic priorities the Trust has committed to over the next five years, specifically to explore an appropriate role for the Trust in supporting the construction of and upgrades to recreational infrastructure. Learn more about these priorities and how we support communities in our Columbia Basin Management Plan at

Eligible Projects:
Infrastructure projects that may be eligible to the program include, but are not limited to:

  • outdoor and indoor sport and recreation facilities, fields and parks
  • trails and greenways
  • capital projects that improve active transportation, such as bike lanes and pedestrian bridges
  • infrastructure that improves access to physical activity opportunities, such as pool lifts for aquatic facilities.
    • Who Can Apply:

      Registered non-profit and public organizations, school districts, First Nations and local governments are eligible.

      How To Apply:

      1. Read the Recreation Infrastructure Grants Program Application Guidelines.
      2. Contact Rick Allen, Manager, Special Initiatives, to discuss your project: 1.800.505.8998 or
      3. If your project is deemed eligible, you will receive an application form by email from The form is not available online.
      4. Complete and submit the form.

    Deadline For Applications: The next intake deadline is Monday, July 11, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. PT/2:00 p.m. MT.

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