Funds dole out $270K to community groups


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The Chatham Kent Community Foundation (CKCF) and South Kent Wind have announced $270,000 in funding for 43 charitable organizations in the municipality.

Included in the amount is this year’s installment of $10,000 each from the foundation and South Kent Wind for the Chatham-Kent Hospice. This is the second of five installments, which will total $50,000 when completed.

Projects range across the municipality from Ridgetown, Blenheim, Wallaceburg, Tilbury, North Buxton, Merlin, Highgate and Chatham.

Here is a complete list:

CKCF SKW Fund Recipients

CKCF executive director Hugh Logan said the largest portion of the funds announced today are as a result of South Kent Wind’s 20-year commitment to the municipality.

“South Kent Wind donated $1 million in 2013 and will continue to donate $500,000 annually for the 19 years following that,” he said. “About $200,000 of the total is from South Kent Wind while the remainder is from the foundation.”

Logan said a portion of funds received at allocated for “flow thorough” projects such as those described while the remainder is invested for endowment projects.

To be eligible to receive grants, organizations must meet charitable status guidelines of the Canadian Revenue Agency.

The foundation provides grants each year in June and December following a review of applications by the group’s directors.

“I’m really proud that we’re able to spread funding all over the map, so to speak,” Logan said. “We are able to help a wide variety of worthy causes in the community.”

To learn more about the Chatham Kent Community foundation, visit its website.




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