The Victoria Foundation gave the Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula an additional $10,000 for its member group grants.
The $10,000 is in addition to CACSP’s already-budgeted $6,000. The local arts council awards grants to various local arts organizations and activities.
CACSP applied for the Victoria Foundation grant last year.
“It’s really going to help,” said CACSP Executive Director, Frankie Allen. “A lot of the time you know when you apply for a grant, you apply not thinking you’re going to get all that you asked for but you always aim high anyways and so this year luckily, we’re going to be able to meet almost everyone’s requests,”
The member group grants is a program where CACSP acquires funds and gives out money to members of the CACSP who work within their catchment area of Sidney, North Saanich and Central Saanich. People can apply to help support their work they do.
“Some of the organizations have used money that they’ve received in the past and I think the Vancouver Island Sculptor’s Guild used theirs last year to build a website for their organization,” said Allen.
More than half a dozen people have applied and the CACSP board will select grant recipients on Dec. 10.