LETHRBIDGE, AB – The Community Foundation is looking to give away half a million dollars in grants across Southwestern Alberta. Applications are being accepted for the Community Priorities, Henry S. Varley Fund for Rural Life, and Youth in Action Grants Programs.
The money comes from The Community Priorities Fund, the Community Foundation’s largest granting program.
The Henry S. Varley Fund for Rural Life supports projects and initiatives from community organizations committed to sustaining a high quality of life throughout rural Southwestern Alberta. This fund grants to rural projects that demonstrate or provide innovation, community collaboration, education, or training.
Youth in Action Grants empower youth by encouraging collaboration on a project that will have a positive impact on the community. The projects funded by this grant program must be initiated, led, and organized by individuals or a group 25 years of age or younger, in collaboration with a charity or school.
Executive Director Charleen Davidson says “we are looking forward to seeing the various initiatives our community brings forward through applications this spring. There are so many great organizations doing fantastic work across Southwestern Alberta, and we are proud to be able to support that work through our grants programs.”
Anyone interested in learning about the application process is encouraged to attend a free grant information session on Thursday, February 10 at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom.
More information on eligibility, funding criteria, and access to the applications for grants at the is available on the Community Foundation website at https://cflsa.ca/grants.