Harbour Grace program gets grant
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.