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Community Forest Legacy Grants

Posted: 203 days ago

At the July 15, 2020 Regular Council meeting, Council approved grants recommended by the Sunshine Coast Community Forest Legacy Fund Committee be awarded to the following organizations:


Sunshine Coast Association for Community Living - COVID 19 Community Inclusion Support


Roberts Creek Community Association - Commercial Kitchen Upgrades


St Bart's Food Bank - Cold Storage and Client Shelter


Salmonid Enhancement Society with $40,000 from the Legacy Fund for an investigation of a potential well that may be able to supply water to the Chapman Creek hatchery, with an additional $50,000 to come from the Legacy Reserve Fund


Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives - Protecting Coastal History









The additional $50,000 requested by the Salmonid Enhancement Society from the Legacy Reserve Fund is still under consideration. The Salmonid Enhancement Society has been invited to provide additional information on their well project at the September 9th Committee of the Whole meeting.

The District of Sechelt is the sole shareholder of the Sechelt Community Projects Inc (SCPI), which operates the Sunshine Coast Community Forest. SCPI holds and manages a license to harvest (Community Forest Agreement) as a BC company, incorporated on March 8, 2005. The Community Forest Agreement is issued by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Dividends from the logging operations are used for community projects that benefit the Sunshine Coast through the Legacy Fund. Each year the Legacy Fund Grant Committee (made up of Sunshine Coast Citizens) receives grant applications and makes recommendations to the shareholder (District of Sechelt Council) for their consideration.