Community foundation creates emergency fund

The Prince George Community Foundation announced a new emergency response fund to help with COVID-19 relief in the city.

Eligible projects can receive up to $5,000 in grants through the fund. The fund is possible thanks to the success of the foundation's Stay-at-Home Gala in May, which raised more than $52,000.

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“The ability of charities and other organizations in our community to respond to the unique and growing needs of vulnerable populations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has been put under strain," foundation president Alain LeFebvre said in a press release. "Our hope is that these programs will provide some support to those who are working hard to address the needs of those in our communities who are most impacted by this crisis.”

Projects that support children, youth, seniors, homeless or otherwise marginalized people, or vulnerable workers and caregivers are eligible to apply for funding.

“The Prince George Community Foundation believes in the future of Prince George and it is during times like these where we must come together, now more than ever," foundation director of development Mindy Stroet said in a press release. "We’re also so thankful for our generous donors whose ongoing support has enabled us to create the Prince George Emergency Response Fund. These combined efforts will provide meaningful funding to support those on the front-line of this crisis.”

For more information, go online to www.pgcf.ca. Applications will be accepted until July 31.

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