Chamber of Commerce offers grants in Abbotsford

Local organizations have until Nov. 21 to apply for up to $2,500 in funding

The Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce is making up to $2,500 available to non-profit, community-based organizations.

Groups who qualify to apply are those that provide direct programs, services or activities that enhance the quality of life for Abbotsford residents in the areas of social services and health, arts, culture, heritage or the environment.

This is the second year for this initiative by the chamber.

“We recognize that there are many smaller organizations with specific project needs but lacking the facilities to generate their own fundraising,” said Abbotsford chamber president Mike Welte.

He said the chamber is hoping to attract requests ranging from $500 to $1,000. Organizations do not have to be chamber members to apply.

Applications will be assessed by a panel of board members from the chamber based on merit, economic impact, community impact, ability to meet goals and recognition.

Complete details and community grant applications are available from the chamber website at abbotsfordchamber.com/pages/Grant or at the chamber office, 32900 South Fraser Way.

The deadline to apply is Nov. 21.