Har­bour Grace pro­gram gets grant

The Compass - - EDITORIAL OPINION -

United Way of New­found­land and Labrador has awarded a grant of $4,000 to the Har­bour Grace Com­mu­nity Youth Net­work.

The grant was an­nounced last month as part of the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s an­nual com­mu­nity fund grant pro­gram.

Some $475,000 was al­lo­cated to 46 pro­grams and ser­vices in 43 var­i­ous com­mu­nity groups.

The funds were raised dur­ing the 2010 United Way work­place cam­paign.

“ We have been able to as­sist even more agen­cies this year,” said RNC deputy chief Bill Janes, who chairs United Way’s com­mu­nity in­vest­ment com­mit­tee.

He said United Way is com­mit­ted to build­ing strong and healthy com­mu­ni­ties.

Ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease, the com­mu­nity fund sup­ports a broad range of pro­grams and ser­vices, and en­deav­ours to strike a bal­ance be­tween sup­port­ing ser­vices that ad­dress im­me­di­ate and fu­ture needs, as well as work­ing to ad­dress root causes of var­i­ous so­cial is­sues in our com­mu­ni­ties.

United Way’s key fund­ing ar­eas sup­port op­por­tu­ni­ties for chil­dren and youth, in­di­vid­ual health and well-be­ing, ser­vices for se­niors, in­ter­ven­tion and sup­port, so­cial and eco­nomic en­hance­ment and com­mu­nity sup­port ser­vices.

In ad­di­tion to these six tar­get ar­eas, do­na­tions can be di­rected to­wards spe­cific char­i­ties as cho­sen by donors. The pro­grams and agen­cies sup­ported range from pro­vid­ing ice time and equip­ment to the Avalon Sledge Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion to help­ing build a play­ground in ru­ral St. Al­ban’s, to train­ing for those liv­ing with arthri­tis in Labrador and help­ing Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity with a new rev­enue stream through the Re­Store, while also help­ing keep tonnes of items out of the land­fill.

In Har­bour Grace, the grant will be used to help fund the net­work’s sup­per pro­gram, which is free to youth and is avail­able from Tues­day to Satur­day.

In 2010, United Way gave a grant of $6,000 to the pro­gram.

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