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Posted: Monday, December 2, 2019

Water Conservation and Quality Improvement Grants

Okanagan Basin Water Board

The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) has created this guide for applicants to the Water Conservation and Quality Improvement Grant Program.  We are happy to provide support and information throughout all stages of the granting process. Please do not hesitate to contact the Operations and Grants Manager at any time:

OBWB Operations and Grants Manager
1450 K.L.O. Road
Kelowna, B.C., V1W 3Z4
P: 250-469-6270
F: 250-762-7011

The OBWB recognizes the importance of enabling projects that enhance water quality and conserve water quantity in the Okanagan Valley. This program is intended to:
  • build a collaborative approach to water management;
  • promote more uniform standards and best practices throughout the valley;
  • increase knowledge sharing;
  • create innovative solutions;
  • help local organizations address water issues and enhance valley-wide sustainable water use; and
  • assist projects that might otherwise lack funds to move forward in a timely manner.

Amount of Grant
Successful projects will receive between $3,000 and $30,000 (Maximum $30,000 per project, even with multiple partnering organizations).  A total of $350,000 is made available annually by the OBWB for this valley-wide program

Before you Apply
Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Operations and Grants Manager with any questions about the eligibility of their project, or with any questions or concerns about the grant program. Any other source of information may be incorrect, and can lead to incorrect applications.

Applicants MUST contact their local government well in advance of the grant deadline for a letter of support (see section 3.5 for more detail). Applicants should contact their local government at least four weeks ahead of the application deadline to ensure they receive a letter of support before the deadline. Applications without the support of a local government will not be considered for funding.

Program Guide

Contact Name: James Littley
Contact Phone: 250-469-6270
Contact Email:
Subject Area(s): Water
Last Reviewed: February 6, 2020, 10:05 am
Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020
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