United Way offers priority grants

A total of $150,000 available for projects in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission and other areas

The United Way Fraser Valley is offering funding for programs that reduce poverty, reduce homelessness or ensure children are ready for school.

The agency’s board of directors has increased their priority grant pool from $100,000 to $150,000. The grants will go to local projects in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission or in the Fraser Cascade region.

Any non-profit organization providing local services addressing one of the three priorities may apply. Applications for priority grants can be found online at uwfv.bc.ca/how-we-help/our-priorities/priority-grants.

“We are once again proud of the opportunity to provide this funding for programs in our local communities,” said Balbir Gill, chair of the committee that reviews the applications.

Board chair Tamara Van den Brink said the grants are possible because of the hard work of United Way employees, the dedication of the campaign cabinet, and the generosity of donors.

This spring, United Way’s board approved a grant to Raven’s Moon Society to help identify supportive landlords for individuals leaving shelters and transitional houses.

They also approved a grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters to allow children waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister to go on monthly outings.

Wayne Green, United Way executive director, said priority grants are just one of the many funding opportunities United Way provides.

“This funding is in addition to the $250,000 distributed to local organizations to provide a safety net of services,” he said.

For more information about United Way, go to uwfv.bc.ca.

 

 

 

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