Tillotson Regional Coaticook Fund Reports Wide-ranging Spring Grant Results Spring Highlights
Border community groups awarded $60,000 Twenty-one successful projects Wide variety of causes
Tillotson Regional Coaticook Fund today reported that it has awarded 21 community groups grants totalling $60,000. “This Spring’s applications were one of the best yet”, said Michael Everett, Chairman of the Selection Committee. “We are delighted to see that so many diverse groups have applied for so many great things they want to do – we are happy to be able to help them accomplish their objectives.”
Of the 21 projects receiving financial support, 12 were directed to projects for young people, from uniforms to sports equip- ment to park play modules and summer tutoring classes. Five awards were directed to older residents, for defibrillators as well as a variety of activities to keep older people engaged in the community. The balance was awarded to communities who have funds for more disadvantaged residents in their communities.
“We are inspired by the dedication of the volunteers who put together the applications for grants,” said Michael Everett. “The diversity of the groups, from the Sawyerville 4H Club to the Ayer’s Cliff Golden Agers to the Dixville sports project is what the Selection Committee has hoped for.”
Tillotson Regional Coaticook Fund was established in 2011 to give back to the communities in which the founder, Neil Tillotson, made his living. Neil Tillotson was born on Hereford Hill (Near East Hereford, Quebec) in 1898. He died 102 years later in 2001.
Mr. Tillotson was a hard working businessman who accumulated many successful businesses in his lifetime. He and his employees created a successful small business in Coaticook -- Best Glove Manufacturing. Both the employees and Mr. Tillotson agreed that helping community groups make real and permanent change for the betterment of the community is the best way of distributing some of the invested profits from the company. Future Developments
The next competition for Tillotson grants is now open. The deadline is September 15, 2013. Recipient winners will be announced around the end of 2013. Criteria for eligibility are not-for-profit organizations with projects that address basic need, education, sports and healthcare. Construction projects are not eligible. For more information: Ms Bernais Tel. 819-849-2737 Fax 819-849-6120 email email@example.com
Katie Lowry and Catherine Van Der Linden (on the right), of Phelps Helps, receive their $5000 cheque from Jackie Bernais and Johnny Samson (at left), both of the Tillotson Regional Coaticook Fund.
Members of the Sawyerville 4H Club were happy to receive a cheque from Jackie Bernais.