The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is accepting applications for community-level projects that monitor, restore or enhance regional watercourses. The Drinking Water & Watershed Protection’s (DWWP) Stewardship Seed Funding grants range from $1,000 to $5,000 per project and multi-year projects can apply annually for up to three consecutive years. Due to growing interest from community groups, the RDN has increased funding for this program from $24,750 in 2022 to $28,875 in 2023. While grants will still top out at $5,000 per project per year, the additional funds ensure more projects that are eligible for funding can be supported. There is no deadline to apply as funding is first come, first served based on project merit until the year’s end or the available funding is exhausted.