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Pemberton council approves application for age-friendly grant

If successful, VOP could receive up to $25K for age-friendly initiatives
Village of Pemberton municipal hall
Council moves for an age-friendly grant application.

With the Village of Pemberton (VOP) currently undertaking a review of its Official Community Plan (OCP) in order to update the long-term vision of the community, VOP staff, at the June 21 council meeting, requested support for an application for funding to add age-friendly principles into the OCP.

If successful in the application, the town would receive up to $25,000 from the BC Healthy Communities Age-friendly Communities Grant Program.

While the specific uses for the money, if granted, will be determined later through comprehensive community engagement, changes made could include improvements to mobility and transportation, supports for affordable and accessible housing, and programming through public facilities that are geared toward older adults, according to VOP communications and grant coordinator Vinka Hutchinson.

With the approval of council, staff will have until the July 5 deadline to submit their application for the grant.