City accepts applications for tourism funding

April 27, 2015

Kimberley is one of 14 BC communities BC Resort Municipality Initiative, a provincial program that provides small, tourism-based municipalities with funding to invest in tourism related infrastructure and amenities in order to grow their visitor economies.

In the past this funding has been used to support projects such as parking enhancements for the Underground Mining Railway, bathrooms for Purcell Soccer Fields, and ski racing infrastructure.

$75,000 is anticipated in 2016 and 2017.  Those interested in applying may submit an application with the following information:

·         Project Manager

·         Project Description

·         Project rationale and benefits to tourism

·         Anticipated start and completion dates

·         RMI $$ requested

·         Other project funding

·         In-kind contributions

Projects will be evaluated by an expert committee based on their benefits to the visitor economy, project costs and funding sources. An application template can be accessed in the file attachment below.

Applications are being accepted from now until July 31, 2015. Applications and questions can be directed to: kwilson@kimberley.ca – 250-427-9666