New grants program in Wolfville

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Now in its fourth year of operation, the Wolfville Community Fund (WCF) has a new Community Grants Program ready to roll for 2013.

This year, the fund will have a minimum of two grants of up to $1,000 available to fund projects that target poverty, especially related to children.

Over the last four years, the WCF has made over $5,000 available to community organizations working to alleviate poverty through innovative grassroots programs.

Last year, a total of $3,400 was distributed to three local organizations: Wolfville School was awarded grant funds for arts programming and to provide eyeglasses and other health-related services for various students in need.

The Wolfville Area Inter Church Council (WAICC) was awarded $400 to continue the Canada Learning Bond initiative on behalf of low-income families to assist with a child’s future post‐secondary education.

WAICC and the Wolfville Food Bank also received a $2,000 grant to assist with transportation barriers that often hinder access to community programs.

Applicants for this year’s funds must be a registered charity or be partnered with such an organization.

For more information, or for an application form, please contact Erin Hennessy, WCF secretary at 697-2229 or at hennessys@eastlink.ca.

 

What is WCF?

The Wolfville Community Fund (WCF) is an endowment fund that operates under the umbrella of the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia.

Its vision is to build a legacy fund for Wolfville and its immediate environs, the proceeds of which will be used for annual grants to projects that increase the quality of life in the community.

In 2009, the WCF sponsored the Vital Signs Project. According to Hennessy, a second Vital Signs Project will be gearing up this summer, utilizing 2011 Census data. A new round of community engagement will take place.

WEBLINK: http://www.cfns.ca/pages/wolfville/wolfville_vitalsigns.html

 

Organizations: Wolfville Community Fund, Wolfville Area Inter Church Council, Wolfville School Vital Signs Wolfville Food Bank Community Foundation of Nova Scotia

Geographic location: Wolfville

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