FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A pair of Peace region non-profits are each getting $10,000 through the Site C Project’s Generate Opportunities (GO) Fund.
BC Hydro announced the $20,000 donation Tuesday for the Northern Environmental Action Team (NEAT) and the Chetwynd Public Library Association.
The funding for NEAT will go towards its Meals on Wheels program that offers seniors and medically vulnerable persons in the Fort St. John area five homemade dinners every week.
The library association will use the grant for the AlphaBITES program that funds healthy meals for the library’s programming. The program provides healthy snacks and meals to vulnerable children, parents, caregivers, seniors and First Nation elders, where there may be limited access to fresh and healthy food choices.
This is the third grant each recipient has received through BC Hydro’s GO Fund.
The fund has doled out $572,566 from the $800,000 fund to 65 projects in the Peace region throughout the construction of Site C since being established in 2016.
Funding applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, and funds are distributed quarterly. For more information on the fund, including past recipients and application details, visit sitecproject.com/gofund.