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Community foundation seeking applications for grant programs


By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman - Lethbridge Herald on January 18, 2022.

LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com

The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta is currently accepting grant applications for the Community Priorities, Henry S. Varley Fund for Rural Life, and Youth in Action Grants programs. 
“We look forward to seeing the various initiatives our community brings forward through applications this spring,” said Charleen Davidson, executive director for the Community Foundation, in a press release.
She said there are many great organizations doing fantastic work across Southwestern Alberta, and they are proud to be able to support that work through their grants programs.
The Henry S. Varley Fund for Rural Life supports projects and initiatives from community organizations committed to sustaining a high quality of life throughout rural southwestern Alberta. 
This fund grants to rural projects that demonstrate or provide innovation, community collaboration, education, or training. Applications for these grant programs are due by 4:00 p.m. on March 15.
The Community Priorities Fund is the Community Foundation’s largest granting program. Through two annual calls for applications, this fund will distribute over $500,000 this year to charities and other qualified donees throughout southwestern Alberta.
Applications for the these two grant programs are due by 4:00 p.m. on March 15.
Youth in Action Grants empower youth by encouraging collaboration on a project that will have a positive impact on the community.
The projects funded by this grant program must be initiated, led, and organized by individuals (or a group) 25 years of age or younger, in collaboration with a charity or school. Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on February 28.
Anyone who is interested in learning about the application process is encouraged to attend a free grant information session on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. The Zoom link will be shared upon registration confirmation by emailing grants@cflsa.ca.
More information on eligibility, funding criteria, and access to the applications for grants at the Community Foundation can be found on their website at https://cflsa.ca/grants. All applications must be submitted online.

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