Metchosin has $5,500 to spend on grants in aid among the 15 groups seeking funding. Council faces requests from Board of Cemetery Trustees of Greater Victoria – Little Spirits Garden for $7,500 to the $200 sought by Intermunicipal Advisory Committee on Disability Issues. Belmont secondary prom committee, Juan de Fuca 55-plus centre and Vancouver Island South Film and Media Commission seek unspecified funds. Other groups include: Cowichan Energy Alternatives ($1,200), Crisis Intervention and Public Information Society of Greater Victoria ($900), Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse for Canada Day celebrations ($3,000) Greater Victoria Bike to Work Week ($500), Hans Helgesen Parent Advisory Council ($1,500), Metchosin Equestrian Society ($1,000), Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts ($500), Metchosin Preschool Society ($2,000) The Laren Society: Journey from Inside Out ($2,000) and West Shore Arts Council ($1,250).
Council could also grant funds from the community buildings repair and maintenance budget of $5,000 intended to assist community groups with unexpected facilities costs.
Metchosin plans to make decision on grants in May.