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Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2016

Columbia Basin Recreation Infrastructure Grant

Columbia Basin Trust
This three-year, $9-million program focuses on the construction of new, or upgrades to existing, recreational infrastructure in the Basin. The program supports 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.

Items Like These are Eligible:
  • 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:
You may apply if you represent a non-profit or public organization, school district, First Nations organization or local government that are located in the Columbia Basin. If your project requires less than $5,000, then you should apply to the Trust’s Small Grants.

How to Apply:
Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. PT/2:00 p.m. MT.

To apply:
  1. Read the 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 be emailed an application form. The form is not available online.
  4. Complete and submit the form.
Past Projects:

Here are examples of past projects that have been approved for grants: These projects may not reflect our current funding priorities.
Contact Name: Rick Allen
Contact Phone: 1-800-505-8998
Contact Email:
Subject Area(s): Recreation, Parks and Culture, Infrastructure
Last Reviewed: December 15, 2016, 12:17 pm
Deadline: Thursday, February 16, 2017
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