Call out for grant applications

The Grand River Economic Development Trust (EDT) has an additional $150,000 being made available for volunteer groups or organizations. These funds were set aside from last year’s distribution total for the purpose of putting out a second call this year. This pilot project is a result of community feedback that showed a number of volunteer groups eligible for Grassroots applications do not always have their events or activities planned in time for the initial Grassroots Application deadline. The additional money is only guaranteed for the 2019 pilot. EDT hopes the project will break down some of the barriers volunteer groups have in accessing funds. It may become an annual occurrence. The Grassroots Application is designed for volunteer groups or organizations that do not have regular employees, would not have a…

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