The Loft, a downtown Abbotsford salon, is offering a $500 grant to a BIPOC female pursuing an education, continuing education or developing a business within the creative arts. (Facebook photo)

The Loft, a downtown Abbotsford salon, is offering a $500 grant to a BIPOC female pursuing an education, continuing education or developing a business within the creative arts. (Facebook photo)

Abbotsford salon offering $500 grant for local BIPOC female

The Loft, located in downtown Abbotsford, seeking candidate involved in creative arts

A downtown Abbotsford salon announced yesterday (Monday) that they will be offering a $500 grant to a female Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) candidate who is pursuing an education, continuing education or developing a business within the creative arts.

The Loft, located at 2547 Montvue Avenue, made the announcement on Instagram yesterday.

The post states, “At The Loft, we believe in supporting our community and giving back to a community who has supported us.”

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At The Loft, we believe in supporting our community and giving back to a community who has supported us. So we would like to announce that we will be offering a $500.00 grant to a BIPOC woman in our community who is pursuing an education or career in creative arts. . You are: -a BIPOC who identifies as female living in the Fraser Valley -pursuing an education, continuing education or developing a business within creative arts . Please send us an email detailing your interest and passion in your chosen creative field. hello@theloftabbotsford.com . Deadline is September 21st and the winner will be awarded the grant money by Sept 30th. ___________________________________ We are also offering a second $500.00 grant to a BIPOC single mother within the Fraser Valley who has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. . You are: -a BIPOC single mother living within the Fraser Valley -have experienced income loss due to Covid-19 . Please send us an email detailing your family dynamic and how Covid-19 has impacted you. hello@theloftabbotsford.com . Deadline is Sept 21st and the winner will be awarded the grant money by Sept 30th. #abbotsfordbc #mission #chilliwack #chilliwackbc #langley #langleybc #missionbc #mapleridge #coquitlam #mapleridgebc #coquitlambc #portmoody

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Those who qualify and are interested are asked to send an email detailing their interest and passion in their chosen field to hello@theloftabbotsford.com. The deadline to enter submission is Sept. 21, with the winner being awarded the money on Sept. 30.

The Loft also announced they will be offering a second grant to a BIPOC single mother within the Fraser Valley who has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The second grant has the same deadlines, and asks those who qualify and are interested to send an email detailing their family dynamic and the impact that COVID-19 has had to hello@theloftabbotsford.com.

Following the recent controversy related to Tanglebank and the Downtown Abbotsford Business Association, The Loft was one of several local businesses who threw their support behind the Black Lives Matter movement. Owner Lindsay Lizmore shared her thoughts in an Instagram post on July 28, stating that she stands up to racism and wants equality for everyone.

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Black Lives Matter.

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