Wells Gray Community Forest is inviting grant applications for its spring disbursement now.
That’s the word from Richard Christianson, chair of Wells Gray Community Forest (2010) Society.
“We were a little late getting going and so we’ve extended the deadline from the normal close date of Mar. 15 to April 13 at 4:40 p.m.,” he said.
The size of the disbursement has been cut back, said Christianson. WGCFC had earlier announced it would be giving away $100,000 this spring but instead only $75,000 will be given away.
Reason for the reduction is the community forest wants to build up a fund for contingencies or large capital projects, he explained.
New application forms are available at the community forest’s website: www.wgcfc.ca.
Christianson noted that some people might have downloaded the old forms. He asked that they discard the old ones and use the new forms.
He also asked that, if possible, the applications be made electronically. If the application must be made on paper, then seven copies (one for each board member) must be submitted.
Complete criteria on what the community forest is looking for are available at the website.
Another disbursement will be done this coming fall, said Christianson.
The biggest recipients in last fall’s disbursement were Clearwater Ski Hill, Evergreen Acres Seniors Home, and Clearwater Secondary School. All three received $20,000.
Other recipients included Raft River Elementary School PAC, Clearwater Rotary, Clearwater and District Minor Hockey, and Raft Mountain Skating Club.
Total given away last fall was close to $100,000.