LNTCFS offering $130,000 in grants and awards

Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society gives back to area communities

Pictured are members and directors of the Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society attending their annual general meeting on Oct. 27 at the Ridge in Barriere.

Pictured are members and directors of the Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society attending their annual general meeting on Oct. 27 at the Ridge in Barriere.

The annual general meeting of the Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society was held on Oct. 27 in the North Thompson Volunteer and Information Centre at the Ridge in Barriere.

Directors were elected for the ensuing year with six renewals and no changes. The Board of Directors for 2016/2017 include: Harley Wright, Daniel Arcand, Martin Matthews, Wim Houben, Gailen Conan, Bert Rilcoe, Greg Fennell, Ted Brown, Norm Kienitz, Ward Stamer, Ron Hindson, and Brian Bondar.

The society has also announced their decision to donate $130,000 for the coming year for: $20,000 for Student Awards (2017 Barriere Secondary School Grads); $60,000 for Community Grants; and $50,000 for Leveraged Community Grants (with this new subset of funding applicants must provide leveraged funding to support their proposal).  Application forms a guidelines are available at the LNTCFS Barriere office and online at: www.LNTCFS.org.  Deadline for applications is Dec. 31, 2016.

The LNTCFS annual report presentation may be seen at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ih96xsrk49ift6s/2016%20Annual%20Report.pptx?dl=0

To learn more about the LNTCFS visit: www.LNTCFS.org.