Island non-profits needed

United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island is looking for non-profit organizations interested in applying for funding for 2013/14.

The United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) is looking for non-profit organizations from the community interested in applying for funding for 2013/14.

The UWCNVI funding application will be available on UWCNVI’s website starting April 1. All applications are due on or before April 30.

To qualify to apply, a representative from the organization must attend one of the training sessions in outcome measurement held in March.

Training sessions will be held in:

Comox Valley — March 20 —  8:30 a.m. to noon, Comox Community Centre, 1855 Noel Ave.

Campbell River — March 19 — 8:30 a.m. to noon, Anchor Inn and Suites, Tyee Room A&B, 1855-261 Island Highway.

If you are unable to attend one in your area, you can attend in another community. You must RSVP to to ensure a spot at one of the trainings. Up to two people from your organization may attend the training.

UWCNVI makes grants to other not-for-profit agencies in Central and Northern Vancouver Island. Registered charities operating local programs that support our community. United Way focuses their funding on three key areas:

• All That Kids Can Be;

• Poverty to Possibility;

• Healthy People, Strong Communities.

For more information on the types of organizations that United Way funds, visit under Community Partner Resources – Funding Guidelines or for the application process under Grant Applications.

For further enquiries, either call 250-729-7400 or e-mail

Since 1958, United Way CNVI has invested in programs and services that help people to improve their lives and that strengthen our community.

Because of the generosity of donors and volunteers, UWCNVI is able to fund 44 charities supporting 50 programs for children, youth and seniors in Central Island, the Comox Valley and Campbell River this year.

UWCNVI also manages the Success by Six early childhood development programs throughout the Central and Northern Island and plays a part in working to reduce homelessness by being the Community Entity for Nanaimo’s Homelessness Strategy.

United Way’s Better at Home program to help keep seniors living at home will begin in Nanaimo, Parksville, Port Hardy, Comox Valley and Port Alberni in 2013.

— United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island

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