GenNext Kelowna Board members proudly present United Way CSO with their annual contribution to the Youth Initiative Grants. Shown above: Carly Gilmore, Heather McColl, Mercedes Marleau, Nola Lagace, Mitch Larue and Kayla Caruana. Submitted photo

Grants for Okanagan youth initiatives available

Project funding of up to $2,000 available for the South and Central Okanagan

Youth in the Okanagan who are improving their communities have a chance to receive project funding of up to $2,000.

United Way CSO, GenNext Kelowna and the Central Okanagan Foundation for Youth (COFFY) have partnered again to offer Youth Initiative Grants.

Related: Okanagan United Ways to join forces in 2019

These grants are available to young people up to age 25 who are partnering with an organization to create positive change in their local community. The partner organization can be a school, church or charity and youth must reside in either the Central or South Okanagan Similkameen in order to apply. Applications are available until the March 1 deadline.

“Our board has had the opportunity to be part of the granting process for many years. The youth applicants never disappoint and continue to inspire us with their commitment to their communities,” said GenNext co-chair Kayla Caruana.

Last year’s recipients included youth-led projects by Enactus Okanagan College, Interact Club part of Rotary Club of Kelowna, Aberdeen Hall, Peachland Wellness Centre, School District 53 and The Bridge Youth and Family Services. More details available on the United Way website link below.

Application packages are available at http://unitedwaycso.com/how-we-help/kids/youth- initiative-grants/, or by calling the United Way CSO office at 250-860-2356.

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.


@PentictonNews
newstips@pentictonwesternnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Humanitarian work earns Penticton teacher Unsung Citizen award

Sandra Richardson was awarded the humanitarian award for decades of work bettering other countries

Concert to benefit Critteraid

Steve Rodgers will perform in Summerland on April 20

Landfill charges changing in South Okanagan-Similkameen

Fees adjusted in Keremeos, Penticton, Okanagan Falls and Oliver

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: Get outside, it’s going to get warm today

Environment Canada is forecasting a mixed bag of conditions

Survey says: Over half would decrease Penticton airport use because of Air Canada changes

Survey about Vancouver flight schedule has strong response from citizens

Alleged Penticton gunman seen ‘angrily yelling’ before opening fire, witness says

One witness said she heard three bangs, the other said the alleged shooter walked right by him

Prince George sweeps to first-ever BC Hockey League crown

Spruce Kings beat Vernon Vipers 3-1 in the Okanagan Wednesday for 13th straight playoff win

Hwang’s first MLS goal lifts Whitecaps to 1-0 win over LAFC

Vancouver picks up first victory of season

Kelowna teen fighting for life in Vancouver hospital

A GoFundMe has been set up for KSS’s Erin Tannar

WATCH: Okanagan creator transforms into Megatron

Vernon’s Darren McNiven lives in car and creates Transformer replicas, art in former storage bin

Child-proof your windows ahead of warm weather: B.C. expert

Fifteen children were taken to BC Children’s Hospital for falls in 2018

Salmon Arm church enveloped with care after shooting

Elder: ‘We’re still processing; it will be a while to get over the worst of this.’

African children’s choir brings joy and energy to Okanagan-Shuswap

Performances in Salmon Arm, Penticton and Summerland will raise funds for education.

Tribute concert to raise money for youth treatment centre in Kelowna

The ABBA and Fleetwood Mac tribute bands will raise funds for he Bridge Youth & Family Services’ Youth Recovery House campaign

Most Read