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Brandon Area Community Foundation Community grant application now open

By: Q Country/Star FM News
Posted: July 21, 2021 10:32

In 2020, over $1M in grants were distributed throughout the Westman area.

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The Brandon Area Community Foundation (BACF) has announced that community grant applications are now being accepted for the 2021 granting year.

BACF have been providing community grants to organizations in Brandon and southwestern Manitoba since 1966. The Foundation awards grants to support a wide range of projects and programs, which include, but not limited to; the areas of arts, culture, community development, education, environment, recreation, seniors services, social services and youth programs.

Grants are made to Canada Revenue Agency registered charities only, never directly to individuals or non-registered not for profit organizations. 

In 2020, over $1 million in grants were distributed throughout the Westman area.

Laura Kempthorne, Executive Director of BACF says their objective is to serve the community of southwestern Manitoba and due to COVID-19, supporting our community through our granting process is more relevant than ever, "I highly recommend that if anyone has any questions regarding their eligibility for funding, questions regarding their project or our grant application, please feel free to call me before you make a submission." 

BACF added their fortunate to have generous donors over the decades who have established funds with the Foundation. Some of these funds are secured to support annual grants to address significant community needs identified by non-profit groups.  The grants are intended to improve the overall quality of life for everyone in our community. 

To apply, visit Brandon Area Community Foundation's website: Brandon Area Community Foundation.

Deadline is Thursday, September 30th 2021, 4:00 p.m.

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