Osprey seeks grant applications in Nelson area

Is your organization planning an exciting project within the next year that would really benefit this community?

Is your organization planning an exciting project within the next year that would really benefit this community? Osprey Community Foundation distributes grants to local organizations to support the great work they are doing. This year’s grant application guidelines and forms are now online at www.ospreycommunityfoundation.ca.

The deadline for applications is March 30. Applicants must be registered charities or sponsored by ‘qualified donees‘ as defined by Revenue Canada.

Osprey also distributes one or more grants each year from its “BC Festival of the Arts Legacy Fund.” The focus this year is on Literary Arts. These grants support local artists, preferably young or emerging artists, to create new works. Each year a different arts discipline is selected. Applications for these grants are also online, with a March 30 deadline.

Previous grants have supported a range of projects, from providing dental care for low-income residents, to training Red Cross volunteers to take on leadership roles in the event of a local disaster, to funding CyberSeniors classes to help seniors learn computer skills and stay connected.

Grants have helped fund playgrounds, restore the Anscombe wheel house in Balfour, support the Capitol Theatre’s summer youth program, and subsidize summer tipi camp fees for low-income families.

That’s just a sample.

This is all possible because of donations local citizens have made to Osprey’s Community Fund. The community benefits go on year after year, because donations to the Foundation are never touched, but become part of an endowment – a growing community nest egg – generating income to support the people of this area in perpetuity.

For further information, contact Executive Director Vivien Bowers at 250-352-3643 or ED@ospreycommunityfoundation.ca

 

 

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