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Non-profits split $36,000 in latest Site C funding round

Four non-profits in the Peace region have been granted $36,000 as part of the latest round of Site C related community funding.
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North East Native Advancing Society has received a $10,000 grant for an elders and youth program. (Supplied)

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.


Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.