SNC accepting applications for Community Environmental Grants program

Are you planning an environmental or recreational event for your community in 2019? South Nation Conservation (SNC) is now accepting applications for their Community Environmental Grants Program!

Non-profit groups are encouraged to apply to receive a grant of up to $300 to help offset the costs of their event or activity. The program has four grant categories: River, Heritage, Agri-Environmental and Community Outreach.

“The grant program supports events and projects within SNC’s jurisdiction that promote recreational use of our river, protect the environment or celebrate the natural heritage of the area,” said John Mesman, SNC’s Team Lead, Communications and Outreach.

Every year $10,000 in funding is distributed through this program approved by SNC’s Communications Committee. Approved projects and events draw visitors to locations within the natural environment while promoting outdoor environmental stewardship or recreational activities. Many events also raise funds for worthy local causes.

In 2018, 24 non-profits benefited from the grant including local 4-H organizations, agricultural and historical societies, Rotary and Optimist clubs, recreation groups, environmental stewardship organizations, and more.  A variety of activities were funded including shoreline cleanups, kayak/canoe fundraisers, historical and natural heritage celebration events, and environmental education activities.

The Spencerville Mill Foundation benefited from SNC’s grant program in 2018 for their annual canoe and kayak run on the South Nation River.  Thanks to the funding, they were able to expand participation in the event by lending equipment to those without personal canoes and kayaks.

“We believe in supporting opportunities to enjoy and experience the River and the local environment,” added Mesman. “We accept applications year-round and we can help community groups and individuals in planning and supporting their projects and events.”

SNC’s Communications Committee meet at least 5 times per year and review grant applications at their meetings.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Kelsey Smith, 1-877-984-2948 ext. 313 [email protected]

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La CNS accepte les demandes de subventions pour des projets liés à l’environnement

Votre collectivité prévoie un événement environnemental ou récréatif en 2019? La Conservation de la Nation Sud (CNS) accepte maintenant des demandes pour son Programme de subventions pour projets communautaires liés à l’environnement.

Les groupes sans but lucratif peuvent faire une demande de subvention pouvant aller jusqu’à 300 $ en vue d’aider à compenser les coûts de leur événement ou activité. Le programme comprend quatre catégories de subventions : les subventions pour activités favorisant la rivière, pour la mise en valeur du patrimoine, agroenvironnementales, et pour projets de sensibilisation à l’environnement.

« Le programme de subventions soutient des événements et des projets sur le territoire de la CNS qui favorisent l’utilisation récréative de nos cours d’eau, protègent l’environnement ou commémorent l’histoire de notre patrimoine naturel, » explique John Mesman, chef d’équipe, communications et sensibilisation.

Chaque année, un financement de 10 000 $ est distribué dans le cadre de ce programme approuvé par le Comité des communications de la CNS. Les projets et les événements approuvés permettent aux visiteurs de profiter des espaces naturels tout en faisant la promotion d’activités récréatives de plein air axées sur l’intendance environnementale. De nombreux événements recueillent également des fonds pour des causes locales louables.

En 2018, 24 organisations à but non lucratif de la région ont bénéficié de la subvention, dont notamment des clubs 4-H, des sociétés agricoles et historiques, des clubs Rotary et Optimiste, des groupes de loisirs, des organismes de gérance de l’environnement et bien d’autres. Diverses activités ont été financées, comme le nettoyage des rives, les collectes de fonds de la course canoë-kayak, des événements célébrant notre patrimoine historique et naturel, et des activités d’éducation environnementale.

La Fondation du Moulin de Spencerville a bénéficié du programme de subventions de la CNS en 2018 pour sa course annuelle de canoë-kayak sur la rivière Nation Sud. Grâce à ce financement, la Fondation a pu accroître la participation à l’événement en fournissant des équipements à ceux qui ne disposent pas de canoës ni de kayaks.

« Nous voulons appuyer les occasions de profiter de la rivière et de son environnement, a ajouté M. Mesman. Nous acceptons les demandes à longueur d’année et nous pouvons aider les groupes communautaires et les particuliers à planifier et à soutenir leurs projets et événements. »

Le comité des communications de la CNS se réunit au moins cinq fois par an et discute les demandes de subventions lors de leurs réunions.

POUR PLUS D’INFORMATION : Kelsey Smith, 1-877-984-2948, poste 313 [email protected]


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Louise Sproule has been the publisher of The Review since 1992. A part-time job after high school at The Review got Sproule hooked on community newspapers and all that they represent. She loves to write, has covered every kind of event you can think of, loves to organize community events and loves her small town and taking photographs across the region. She dreams of writing a book one day so she can finally tell all of the town's secrets! She must be stopped! Keep subscribing to The Review . . . or else!

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