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2021 Grant Program: Vanderhoof Community Foundation offering $5,000 to local projects

The Foundation is aiming to announce recipients by May this year

Vanderhoof Community Foundation has announced a $5,000 grant towards “worthwhile projects” in Vanderhoof area.

“We look forward to seeing some great project ideas that will support our goal of making Vanderhoof a better place to live, work and play,” said Vanderhoof Community Foundation in a March 16 Facebook post.

The application period runs from April 1 to April 30. The foundation anticipates announcing recipients of the 2021 grant program by May 21, 2021.

The grant may be awarded to one or more applicants, based on the number of applications and the total dollar amount requested.

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While eligible community organizations must be registered charities or qualified donees under the Income Tax Act, unregistered organizations may be eligible to apply for grants via formalized partnership with CRA-registered agency.

In case the organization does not have a partnership, the Foundation may be able to assist.

In 2020, Clucultz Lake Community Association received a grant worth $3,000. The grant was used towards upgrading the hall by “adding eavestoughs to the hall for added safety to those entering and exiting the building and to prevent ice build up on the roof.”

Additionally, the association purchased an upright freezer, a kitchen cart and a popcorn machine.

In 2019, the Foundation provided five groups with $500 each to help with community projects. The groups included Nechako Community Arts Council, Spirits Mission Rescue Society, Vanderhoof Mens Shed, Vanderhoof Farmers Market Society and College of New Caledonia.

Eligibility and program criteria are available on the website. Anyone interested can submit their application at legacy@vhfcf.org.

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