Shortlist of grant applicants announced

SIX NATIONS — The names of ten applicants for a second round of grants issued by the Six Nations of the Grand River Economic Development Trust has been announced.

The Six Nations Book Club, Christ Anglican Church, Chapel of the Delaware, Friends of Stump Hall, Six Nations Writers, Haudenosaunee Ways of Life, Sweetgrass First Nations Council, Friends of the Jake Thomas Learning Centre, The Golden Spoon and Outlandish Experiences will present details of their projects in a public presentation in June.

SNGRDC says community members are welcome to watch the presentations on June 15 from 9:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. at the Six Nations Tourism building.

The EDT allocated $150,00.00 for the Second Call for Grassroots applications in 2019. A total of 10 applications were submitted, with a total request of $105,648.42. Any surplus funds will be utilized in the 2020 Call for Applications which is anticipated to launch in July 2019.  From these applications, all 10 were deemed complete. Successful recipients will be notified on July 8, 2019. Once recipients complete and return the funding agreements, they will then have from July 8 to December 1, 2019 to utilize the approved funds.

Since 2016, the Economic Development Trust has invested over $9.4 million into Six Nations through annual distributions of surplus profits by the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC).

**This story has been edited from it’s original version. A previous version erroneously stated the ten applicants were successful in their funding applications. The applications are still in the adjudication process and funding has not been approved. Our apologies for any inconveniences this may have caused.**

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