Groups getting grants

On Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Courtenay and District Museum, the Comox Valley Community Foundation will present a total of $32,300 to seven Comox Valley organizations.

  • Jan. 13, 2011 5:00 p.m.

On Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Courtenay and District Museum, the Comox Valley Community Foundation will present a total of $32,300 to seven Comox Valley organizations.

Following is a list of the groups, their projects and the amount they will receive:

• Black Creek Community Association – Kitchen Upgrade for Pumpkin Patch Nursery School and Children’s Programs – $3,000

• Comox Valley Project Watershed – Sensitive Habitat Mapping – $2,800

• Comox Valley Transition Society – Laundry Room Upgrading – $5,000

• Cumberland and District Historical Society – Museum Multimedia Project – $5,000

• Cumberland Community Forest – Community Forest Trail Enhancement – $6,500

• L’Arche Comox Valley – Refurbishing Jubilee House – $8,000

• Tsolum River Restoration Society – Pink Salmon Sustainability Project, Permanent Hatchery Roof – $2,000.

Eligible applicants include registered charities and qualified donees under the Income Tax Act. They must demonstrate fiscal responsibility and effective management.

Grants are not made to individuals or businesses. Projects and activities must occur in the Comox Valley (School District 71) or be of direct benefit to the residents of the Comox Valley.

Five fields of interest, including Arts and Culture, Environment, Seniors, Health and Welfare, Education and Youth, are the main focus for granting.

For further information on the 2010 CVCF grant distributions, contact CVCF president Lorne Harder at 250-338-1401, extension 223.

— Comox Valley Community

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