In 2019 Kitimat BMO staff helped clean up yards for seniors as part of United Way of Northern BC’s Day of Caring. (File photo)

United Way calls for spring project applications

From Poverty to Possibility, Healthy People and All That Kids Can Be

United Way of Northern British Columbia is now accepting applications for funding through its Community Investment and Impact Program (CIIP).

The organization helps identify gaps in services in northern communities and brings people and organizations together for collective impact.

Last year the Northern Sentinel highlighted spring yard cleanups for seniors who benefited from a partnership between United Way and the Kitimat Community Development Centre.

“United Way can provide funding to local agencies thanks to the generosity of individuals, small-medium size businesses, corporations, event proceeds and other campaign activities in Northern BC,” said United Way of Northern BC business development officer Arsh Preet Kanda.

He said the organization is committed to keeping donations local to where they are raised, positively affecting the lives of one-in-three people in Northern BC.

Last year the United Way’s Community Investment and Impact Program provided funding to 51 programs in 16 communities, including regionally run programs such as bc211.ca and the Crisis Prevention and Intervention Centre for Northern BC.

Kanda said funding is available for programs that fall under United Way’s three pillars – From Poverty to Possibility, Healthy People – Strong Communities, and All That Kids Can Be.

“Resources are invested where they are needed the most and where they will have the most impact,” he added.

Applications are due by noon on April 30, 2020, for the funding period of October 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021.

For more information call 250-561-1040.

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