Four non-profits in the Peace region have been granted $36,000 as part of the latest round of Site C related community funding.
The grants, up to $10,000 each, from BC Hydro's Generating Opportunities Fund, have been awarded to:
North East Native Advancing Society: $10,000 for an elders and youth program, aimed at assisting elders to stay connected with family and friends through a variety of activities, including the use of social media, storytelling and gardening.
Chetwynd Senior Citizens Housing Society: $8,575 for an interactive projector gaming console at Surerus Place that encourages seniors to work collaboratively and improve their mobility and social skills.
Fort St. John Association for Community Living: $10,000 for their Growing Connections Farm program, a therapeutic farming initiative that helps adults and seniors with developmental disabilities and their families.
BC SPCA branch in Fort St. John: $7,500 for affordable access to veterinary care for pets.
The GO funding program sets aside $100,000 per year for non-profit agencies in communities impacted by Site C. The fund is administered by the Northern Development Initiative Trust.
BC Hydro says the program has granted now $540,066 to 61 projects since it was started in September 2016.
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