Tillotson grants more generous than ever
Phelps Aide/Phelps Helps coordinator Clea Corman accepting the grant for the Stanstead after school tutoring program.
Thirty local community projects were thrilled to receive funding, last Wednesday evening at the Coaticook Golf Club, from the Tillotson Coaticook Region Fund. A total of $92,013 was distributed between all the organizations in this spring round of gift-giving. The strong American dollar has allowed this American-based organization to increase the amount awarded twice a year, which began at around $75,000.
Among the recipients last Wednesday were: the Waterville Community Centre, $1000 for cooking equipment; Lennoxville Soccer Club, $1,500 for t-shirts; Meals on Wheels North Hatley, $1,500 for food costs; Ives Hill Drapers Corner Center, $1,883 for fridge; Lennoxville Library, $2000 for large print books; Townshippers’ Association, $2000 for Food for Thought project; Lampe Foundation, $2,500 for student bursaries; Phelps Aide-Phelps Helps, $5000 for supplies and snacks for after school homework program; Dr. W. J. Klinck Foundation, $10,000 to assist seniors pay for care; Ecole Gendreau, $10,000 for furniture; Ecole St-Luc de Barnston, $10,000 for playground equipment; and College Rivier, $8,960 for laptops. Almost twenty other organizations also received grants for their projects.
Applications for the fall round of Tillotson Coaticook Region Fund grants will be available on the Coaticook MRC site as of June 1st, 2016. The deadline for applications is September 7th, 2016.
The directors of the Tillotson Coaticook Region Fund (left) and all the happy recipients of the spring round of grants at the Coaticook Golf Club, last Wednesday.
Heather Bowman was happy to accept a donation for the Lampe Foundation’s bursary program for students pursuing a medical degree.
Executive Director Rachel Hunting accepts a grant for the Townshippers’ Association’s Food for Thought program.