Williams Lake Announces Grant Funding Recipients

January 18, 2023

WILLIAMS LAKE – The Cariboo Regional District, City of Williams Lake and Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society (CCACS) announced the recipients of the 2022 Fall CCACS Grants Program. Grants are available twice annually for non-profit organizations or community groups in Williams Lake and the Central Cariboo (CRD Areas D, E, and F) to support and develop arts and culture within the region.

The Cariboo Regional District and the City of Williams Lake provide funding for these grants through the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture function. A total of $20,000 in funding is available for both 2022’s Spring and Fall intakes, with $9,000 being recently awarded in this fall intake. More information on CCACS funding programs can be found at centralcaribooarts.com.

2022 Fall Intake CCACS Grant Recipients:

  • Cariboo Conservation Society (BC Parks Guide printing + Photo Contest), $1,000
  • Cariboo Potters’ Guild (iPad purchase for Guild markets), $900
  • Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddle Society (Youth workshop + Barn Dance), $3,000
  • Chilcotin Road Elementary PAC (Student Active Travel Mural), $3,000
  • Foundry Williams Lake (Guided Painting), $1,100

“The Cariboo Regional District is always pleased to participate in supporting grants from the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society, a key organization that continues to enable talented Central Cariboo artists to represent our diverse and interesting array of arts and culture in the area,” notes Steve Forseth, CRD Electoral Area “D” Director.

Councillor Michael Moses added, “On behalf of the City of Williams Lake, I am pleased to be able to support our non-profit groups with funding to enhance arts and culture in our community. It is so important to promote opportunities to bring our community together through the arts, and I know the recipients will put the funds to great use.”

“The Adjudication Committee was pleased to see a diverse selection of applications” said CCACS Executive Director Melissa Normandin, “We are very happy to support those projects and purchases that continue to see arts and culture in the Cariboo Chilcotin be supported and nurtured.”




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