Rossland council approved a major bump in bursaries for recreation users.
The Rossland Recreation Bursary was created to help lower income families access rec programs, courses, and activities.
The original bursary provided $100 per application yet this amount has remained static since the program’s inception.
Due to increased costs of participation, a reduction in applicants in 2020, and sufficient funds, the bursary will increase to $200 per applicant.
“We felt that was reasonable,” said Rossland Mayor Kathy Moore. “Inflation has happened, the costs of programs have increased and that program hasn’t had an increase in a long time.”
The Rossland Recreation Bursary was created to assist community members who need financial assistance in order to register in a recreation-based course or program that is offered in Rossland or the region.