Funding available for Comox Valley anti-drug projects

The Community Drug Strategy Committee (CDSC) is once again offering funding to Comox Valley schools and community organizations to create projects that will help to prevent or delay the onset of substance use and/or provide information to promote the reduction of harms associated with substance use.

History

The funding plan was born in 2008, when middle schools were eliminated in the Comox Valley.

The CDSC, which had formed in 2002, as an initiative of the City of Courtenay, recognized a need to help the new Grade 8 students with their transition into the high school environment. They came up with the project concept, and five schools participated in the first year.

In 2010, the project was expanded to include not only schools, but also community organizations.

Since 2008, the CDSC has funded more than 100 projects.

A maximum of $500 is available for each project. To obtain funding a simple, one-page proposal must be submitted explaining the plans for activities or programming along with an itemized budget for using the funding. The project should be tailored to meet the needs of the organization or school.

Since its inception, the CDSC has funded projects covering everything from The John Howard Society Teen Support Group, and Parent Support Group, to lectures and workshops at schools, and even a Safer Partying Guide, published by AIDS Vancouver Island.

How to apply

To obtain the Call for Proposals 2018 to submit your proposal, contact Karen at drugstrategy@hotmail.com. Proposals must be submitted by Friday, January 5, 2018 at 4:30 pm.

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