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Vanderhoof Community Foundation awards $11K to local organizations

The Nechako View Senior Citizens Society and the Cluculz Lake Fire Department are the beneficiaries of this year’s grants
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Directors of the Nechako View Seniors Society receive a cheque for $4700 from Paul Collard and Gerd Erasmus of the Vanderhoof Community Foundation for construction of two greenhouses for the Seniors.

The Vanderhoof Community Fund (VCF) announced two recipients of its annual grants, totalling $11,000, for local initiatives. 
The Nechako View Senior Citizens Society and the Cluculz Lake Fire Department are the beneficiaries of this year’s grants, said VCF President, Paul Collard. 

The Senior Citizens Society received $4,700 to facilitate the construction of two greenhouses, while the Fire Department secured $6,000 to train individuals to serve as instructors not only for their department but also for others in the region.
The amount disbursed annually is contingent on the returns generated by the fund's investments. Collard said that none of the principal amount is utilized, ensuring sustainability for the future. 


The grants have varied from approximately $20,000 in recent years to nearly $11,000 this year.

Grant applications are solicited in the spring and meticulously reviewed by a committee. Collard said that not all applicants receive funding. This year VCF received three applications for grants.

“Grants are awarded on a set of criteria that include such things as the number of persons that will benefit, whether other  agencies are adding their funds, the stability of the organization etc.,” Collard said about the selection process.

Moreover, to be eligible for VCF grants, organizations must be registered charities or non-profits operating in the Nechako Valley region.

The next call for grant applications is scheduled for Spring 2025.



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