And the Envelope, please...

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What are the parameters?

Annual interest income from the investments is distributed by the local Community Board. Within the confines of "community fund" regulations, the Advisory Board has developed and maintained criteria for disbursement of the grants. The grants are given for community projects on Hornby Island.     

Where has the money gone?

Each year at the Hornby Fall Fair the Advisory Board members present the annual Grants.  Between 2002 and 2018, $120,195. has been granted from General Funds.  (an additional $6300 for the Bruce Fairbairn Fund).  Here are the sectors, and the specific organizations, that have received grants, between 2002 and 2018: 


Arts & Culture, $34,540.   

  • Hornby Island Festival, $9,590.
  • Hornby Island Arts Council, $12,800. 
  • Hornby Island Radio Society, $6,850.
  • Groundwater Institute, $500. 
  • Hornby Island Blues Society, $3,650.      
  • No Horses Music Society, $1.300. 
  • Wild Indigo Theater, $350.

Education, $11,500.   

  • Hornby Daycare Society, $3,250.
  • Natural History, $8,250. 

Health & Well Being, $17,730.   

  • Hornby Isl. Fire Rescue, $1400.
  • Hornby Island Elder Housing Society, $12,630. 
  • Hornby Island Clinic, $2,000. 
  • Hornby Island Cats Society, $650. 
  • Hornby Denman Health Care Society, $350. 
  • Hornby Island Emergency Preparedness Environment, $700.

Environment, $12,350.

  • Heron Rocks Friendship Centre, $3,800.
  • Groundwater Institute, $500.
  • Conservancy Hornby Island, $5,050. 
  • Hornby Island Recycling Committee, $2,250. 
  • HIRRA Broom Eradication Project, $750. 

Economic & Social Justice, $35,672.  

  • Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre/Bus, $3000.
  • The Spark, $2,000.
  • HICEEC, $500. 
  • First Edition, $500. 
  • Island Growers, $800.
  • Farris Farmland Trust, $3,500. 
  • Islanders Secured Lands Association, $24,372.
  • New Horizons, $1,000. 

Recreation, $8,403.  

  •  Hornby Island Recreation, $250.
  • Hornby Island Hall Committee, $500.
  • Hornby Island Athletic Association, $5,350.
  • Hornby Island Tennis Association, $2,303.