Lower North Thompson Community Forest awards grants to 11 local non-profits

11 recipients were chosen to receive grants from the organization totalling $25,375

The Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society (LNTCFS ) reported last week that they received a total of 15 grant applications in 2015 for requested funding of $66,750, which well exceeded their planned amount for disbursement.

After reviewing all of the applications received, 11 recipients were chosen to receive grants from the organization totalling $25,375.

“We wish them the best of luck in completion of their projects,” said LNTCFS manager Mike Francis, RPF.

Local non-profit organizations receiving 2015 LNTCFS grants are:

• Barriere & District Heritage Society continuation/completion of the Heritage Garden project including repairs to side walk, gazebo, soil amendment, and labour $1,400

• Barriere Elementary School support of the community garden program $1,000

• Barriere Recreation Society (Curling Club) keeping youth fees low, bringing in several curling programs, and completing building repairs $2,000

• McLure Firefighters & Recreation Association support in meeting increased training and equipment requirements under new Playbook $6,225

• Yellowhead Pioneer Residence Society window replacements, heating upgrades and air conditioning for seniors housing units $3,500

• Little Fort Recreation Society purchase of a new stage for the Little Fort Community Hall $2,500

• District of Barriere establishment of a commemorative plaque for workers injured or killed in the logging and forest industry $1,000

• Pentacostal Christian Life Assembly replacement of broken tables $1,000

• Barriere Secondary School Parent Advisory Council (PAC) providing student assistance with various funding $2,000

• North Thompson Volunteer & Information Center carpet replacement in the Volunteer Center and upgrading educational games and supplies $4,000

• North Thompson Communities Foundation a one day Not For Profit capacity building event $750