Charitable organizations in the North Okanagan now have the chance to apply for funding to boost their initiatives.
Community Foundation North Okanagan has announced the beginning of the Smart and Caring Communities Grants Program, with applications being accepted until March 31.
“Last year this program awarded $248,000 to local charities,” said Leanne Hammond, executive director of the Community Foundation. “Thanks to the continued support of donors, this program has been offering flexible funding to organizations that focus on making positive social change and that are helping to balance the inequalities in our region.”
Any and all North Okanagan charities are invited to apply for funding in one of five categories: arts and culture, education, environment (including animal welfare), health and social services.
“Organizations that have not previously received funding should consider applying for a grant. Organizations and projects that support Indigenous-led organizations and initiatives, engage youth in leadership, or are working towards the mitigation of climate change are strongly encouraged to apply,” Hammond said.
Organizations interested in applying can visit cfno.org and reach out to Hammond at email@example.com or call 250-542-8677.