PPE funding available for grassroots groups

SIX NATIONS — A second call for applications has gone out to non-profit organizations on Six Nations seeking emergency funding assistance.

The Economic Development Trust fund created an Emergency Relief Fund in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund provides a grant of $1000 to non-profit and grassroots organizations to assist with costs for personal protective equipment. Items such as face coverings, hand sanitizer, gloves, plexiglass dividers and cleaning supplies can be funded.

The first call for applications saw 5 non-profit organizations in the community receive a total of $4500.

“The trust is very passionate about our local non-profit organizations and have implemented an emergency relief grant for those local organizations who may not receive emergency funding.”, said Alaina VanEvery, Board of Trustee Chair. “This funding is aimed at assisting local organizations in meeting the Six Nations Health and

Safety Guidelines as well as doing our part to best serve the community during these uncertain times.”

Organizations must provide services to the people of Six Nations, be located on Six Nations territory, be established prior to January 2020 and have an established board made up of Six Nations band members. Priority will be given to non profits unable to qualify for other funding and are not supported by government sources.

Applications will be available on the Economic Development Trust website at www.sixnationsedt.ca as of Monday November 2, 2020. Applications can also be picked up/dropped off at the Six Nations Tourism Building (2498 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken ON) between 9am and 3pm on weekdays. Applications are due November 20, 2020 at 3:00PM.

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