United Way opens grants to help charities tackle social issues

Charities north of the Malahat can apply for grants $2,000 to $20,000

To better tackle social issues, such as the rise in homelessness and the deepening of poverty, United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) offers grants to local charities.

“Our donors are incredible people and because they care and give, United Way can once again invest in effective programs through Community Partner grants,” said Signy Madden, Executive Director of UWCNVI. “Thousands of people turn to United Way funded programs for help through the year. Every dollar given to United Way counts; even small donations add up and you can see how it’s making a difference in your community.”

Registered charities operating in Cowichan, Central Island, Comox Valley and Campbell River can submit a letter of interest April 19 to May 10 online at uwcnvigrants.ca/2019.

READ ALSO: bc211 launches mobile site for 211 day

UWCNVI offers Community Partner Grants to charities providing local services. In Campbell River micro grants are available for up to $2,000 per program while Comox Valley agencies are eligible to apply for grants up to $5,000 per program. In the Central Island agencies are eligible to apply for grants up to $10,000 per program and in Cowichan micro grants are available for up to $2,000 per program.

Community Development Grants are also offered in each region in response to emerging community needs, and to encourage community agencies to work together collaboratively on pressing issues such as the opioid crisis, affordable housing, homelessness and support for programs in Indigenous communities and agencies. These $5,000 to $20,000 grants are selected through local agencies and issue-based coalitions.

UWCNVI accepts donations year round. For more information contact dd@uwcnvi.ca or call 250-591-8731.



c.vanreeuwyk@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Long-awaited Crofton road improvements finally happening

Paved shoulders on both sides will be a welcome addition

Mrs. Warren’s Profession a delightful comedic romp

Chemainus Theatre Festival did not disappoint with their production of Mrs. Warren’s Profession

Chemainus Inn receives highest award for quality

Commitment to service excellence recognized by Best Western chain

Youth restore Crofton senior’s garden of earthly delights

Summer program provides a free service and gives participants a wage

‘It’s almost surreal’: B.C. fire chief, sidekick Sammy recap rescue mission in Bahamas

Chief Larry Watkinson and Sam the disaster dog spent 8 days assisting a search and rescue team

‘Time to take action:’ Children advocates call for national youth suicide strategy

Council wants Ottawa to make reporting of suicides and attempted suicides mandatory for data collection

Canadian inflation decelerates to 1.9% as gas prices weaken

August was the sixth straight month that price growth was 1.9 per cent or higher

Man who crushed Nanaimo RCMP cars with stolen truck gets more jail time

Majore Jackson, 34, sentenced to two more years in jail in provincial court in Nanaimo

Defense says burden of proof not met in double murder case against Victoria father

Closing statements begin in trial for man accused of killing daughters Christmas 2017

B.C. dog breeder banned again after 46 dogs seized

The SPCA seized the animals from Terry Baker, 66, in February 2018

B.C. Ferries wants input on concepts for a Horseshoe Bay terminal re-design

Ferry corporation accepting public feedback until Oct. 13

Surrey mom allegedly paid $400,000 for son in U.S. college bribery scam

Xiaoning Sui, 48, was arrested in Spain on Monday night

B.C. population on pace to fall behind Alberta

Provincial population could reach almost seven million in 2043, but Alberta is growing faster

Most Read