Four non-profits awarded funding as part of Site C’s GO Fund

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – BC Hydro will be contributing more than $36,000 to support four non-profit groups in the…

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – BC Hydro will be contributing more than $36,000 to support four non-profit groups in the Peace Region through the Site C project’s Generate Opportunities (GO) Fund.

This round of recipients includes youth and seniors supports, seniors housing, a therapeutic farm program, and pet care for low-income owners.

The North East Native Advancing Society (NENAS) has been awarded $10,000 for an elders and youth program that’s aimed to assist elders to stay connected with family and friends through various activities like the use of social media, storytelling, and gardening.

The Chetwynd Senior Citizens Housing Society has been awarded $8,575 for an interactive projector gaming console at Surerus Place that will encourage seniors to work collaboratively and help to improve their mobility and social skills.

The Fort St. John Association for Community Living was awarded $10,000 for the Growing Connections Farm program, a therapeutic farming initiative that helps adults and seniors with developmental disabilities.

The North Peace Branch of the SPCA was awarded $7,500 for affordable access to veterinary care for pets.

To date, the GO Fund has helped 61 projects around the Peace Region since its beginning in September 2016. Over $540,000 from the $800,000 fund has been awarded.

More information on the GO Fund and how to apply for funding can be found on its website.

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