Grants up for grabs

People or organizations can now apply for grants from the Fort St. James Community Foundation.

People or organizations can now apply for grants from the Fort St. James Community Foundation.

The foundation is now accepting applications in order to award two grants of $450 to a group or individual meeting their eligibility criteria and priority areas.

Applications can be picked up at The District of Fort St. James office, Nak’azdli Band Office, and the Fort St. James Library.

Completed applications must be postmarked to the foundation by April 15, 2014. Individuals are only eligible if applying for scholarship funding for education.

Organizations are eligible if they are incorporated non-profit societies or charities.

Applicants must operate in the community of Fort St. James or the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako Area C which includes Germansen Landing, Manson Creek and the First Nations of Nak’azdli, Tl’azt’en, Yekooche, Middle River and Takla.

The foundation has identified the granting categories of: education, health care, programs for the needy, amateur sport and community recreation,arts and cultural activities and the preservation of lands or buildings of historic or environmental value.

The Fort St. James Community Foundation is a registered non-profit which fundraises to accumulate funds for an endowment.