The application period for the 2021 Pemberton and District Initiative Fund (PDIF) is now open, with all applications accepted until October 15, 2020.
The Pemberton and District Initiative Fund is a collaboration between the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) and the Village of Pemberton and supports recreation, social and cultural activities and economic development.
The PDIF was created to assist local, not-for-profit organizations offering programs that benefit the residents of Pemberton and Electoral Area C of the SLRD. The PDIF is administered by the Pemberton Valley Utilities and Services Committee (PVUS), a SLRD committee comprised of elected and appointed officials of the SLRD and the Village of Pemberton.
The PDIF provides seed, long-term or one-time/single event funding to assist local not-for-profit organizations, entities or societies based within the Village of Pemberton and/ or SLRD Electoral Area C that are contributing to the community through the development, advancement, or support of initiatives that enhance the well-being of the residents in these areas.
Established in 2020, the PDIF replaces the Pemberton and District Community Fund. The PDIF is also intended to replace many of the funding disbursements that are made from SLRD Electoral Area C Select Funds.
The PDIF utilizes two funding streams – one stream for Economic Development-type programming and one stream for Arts, Culture and Recreation-type programming. The budget for the PDIF will be established annually by PVUS and approved by the SLRD Board of Directors.
All organizations that receive this funding must be not-for-profit organizations, community groups, entities or societies based within the regional area of Pemberton (i.e. the Village and SLRD Electoral Area C) that are considered by PVUS to be contributing to the general interest, benefit and well-being of its residents. Applications from commercial / for-profit ventures will not be considered.
For more information, contact:
Senior Project Coordinator
Telephone: 604-894-6371 x229