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Community grant applications available for Campbell River projects

You could get some support for your project, as community grant applications are available in Campbell River.

These grants come from the Campbell River community foundation, an organization focusing on supporting projects and organizations that support the community.

Executive Director of the foundation Michaela Arruda says they have seen different kinds of project requests for grants.

“Once they come in, all those applications will get forwarded onto our grants committee, and we use our Vital Signs report to look at the big, pressing needs are in the community,” said Arruda.

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“It also depends on what is in the application.”

Arruda says of the grants they did, the two biggest were the Campbell River Food Bank and the Beacon Club.

The Bank was funded $20,800 to get a cleaning station and preserve more food, while the Beacon Club received $20,000 to buy an accesible bus.

Other grants included art installations in Campbellton, security clearance for Campbell River hospice, and women’s transition centre.

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Arruda says for this year, they want to grow both their Endowment fund and partnerships.

“Those partnerships are what make it possible for us to help people help others,” said Arruda.

“The partnerships that come in really allow us to help those organizations that are serving people in need in our community. People in need looks different for everyone, but it affects all demographics.”

She adds that you can now apply for these grants, with the form available here.

You have until February 15 to apply.

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