Funds granted for emergency relief

OHSWEKEN — Five of Six Nations non-profit organizations received funding from the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation’s Economic Development Trust Fund.

The new funding was established to alleviate the financial pressure on the community’s non-profit sector as they initiate pandemic safety measures, including person protective equipment for guests and staff.

Six applications were received and five were approved. A total of $4500 was dispersed to: Six Nations Community Food Bank, $1000; Six Nations Public Library, $1000; Kayanase, $1000; CKRZ 100.3FM $1000; and Music for the Spirit, $500.

“EDT funds are made available through annual distributions of surplus profits by the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation,” said a press release about the funding. “These profits are a result of SNGRDC’s operations both on and off reserve, including but not limited to, Six Nations Bingo, A6N Utilities, Six Nations Tourism, along with various investments in the renewable energy industry.”

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