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BayNET representatives receiving their $6,000 donation last year from United Way. From left to right, Community Investment Committee representative Rebecca Bell, Top 10 contributing workplace ExxonMobil representative Katherine Bartlett, Executive Director of BayNET Pam Stevens and BayNET field worker Vanessa Fitzgerald.
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Registered charities in the province can now apply for funding from United Way—just as Bonavista-based BayNET did last year, receiving $6,000 for the construction, maintenance and operation of a community garden.
And they were just one of 47 organizations to receive money.
United Way of Newfoundland and Labrador officially launched its annual call for applications for these Community Fund Grants.
Registered charities in the province can submit funding proposals for programs and services taking place this year.
Grants are scheduled to be distributed in May 2017.
To qualify the program or service must fit with one United Way’s three main focus areas:
• From Poverty to Possibility
Moving people out of poverty by meeting basic human needs through the provision of food, shelter, jobs, etc.
• Healthy People, Strong Communities
Improving access and availability of social and health-related support services needed to revitalize and strengthen neighbourhoods and overall community engagement.
• All that Kids Can Be
Providing youth with access to early literacy and development programs, recreational activities, mentors and other opportunities to discover and develop their talents and interests as they progress through school and into adulthood.
The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 15.