Grassroots organizations receive assistance with Economic Development Trust Applications

OHSWEKEN – Six Nations of the Grand River Economic Development Trust hosted a grassroots application information session last Saturday designed to assist groups or organizations who do not have regular employees, apply to the newly formed Economic Development Trust.

This year the Trust will distribute no less than $2 million to benefit the Six Nations Community collectively. An additional session will be held on Sat. June 25 to assist general applicants again at the Six Nations Tourism Building.

“I am extremely proud to see the number of community members who are working diligently in their particular areas of passion and interest to make our community a better place,” said Jill Hill, Economic Development Trust Chair. “I’m looking forward to reviewing all of the Trust applications and learning more about what our community members are involved in and how the Trust can assist them to reach their goals.”

Last Saturday’s session was attended by 12 grassroots organizations and four Economic Development Trustees. Organizations who attended this information session or the upcoming June 25 session, will be given priority for face-to-face meetings, with an administrative staff member, who will help to ensure applications are completed properly. These meetings will be held at the Six Nations Tourism Building June 27 to 30.

The deadline for completed applications is Tues. July 5 at 2 p.m. For more information please visit

The Economic Development Trust is the mechanism in which the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation’s (SNGRDC) profits would flow to the community collectively. The Economic Development Trust is responsible for determining how these funds will be allocated to the community. These distributions must be in accordance with the Statement of Community Needs and Priorities and the Statement of Economic Development Trust Distribution Guidelines established by the Advisory Committee, as well as the 20-year Comprehensive Community Plan. For more information please visit

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