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Community Fund taking applications

Once again “helping good people do great things,” as per its motto, the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation office is once again soliciting applications for its Woolwich Community Fund. The grant program, which awards in the spring, will be looking at proposals from charitable causes deemed to “benefit the citizens of Woolwich Township.”

In particular, the group is looking for proposals for youth initiatives, which it funds through its Fountain of Memories program.

“We’re very youth-oriented,” said Jim Schwindt, chairman of the community fund. “Part of the funds leftover from construction of the fountain downtown – that money specifically goes towards youth programs.”

Schwindt noted that the community fund has established much precedent for funding prominent programs in the area. “In the past, we’ve supported Woolwich Community Services on a number of different things – computers for their drop-in centre at the Memorial Centre and some of the scouting initiatives.”

The fund has also supported schools in the area.

“Last year, some of the money went to the Breslau band to purchase new instruments, so it’s a lot of different things.”

The application can be found at www.kwcf.ca, and further information is available by contacting the foundation’s office at 519-725-1806. Applications will be accepted until May 17 at noon.

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