A variety of social agencies in High River are benefiting from grants through Family and Community Support Services and the United Way/High River Partnership.
They'll provide over $100,000 in community grant funding this year.
The groups provide funds every year to support local projects and initiatives that will provide beneficial impact in the community.
According to the Town, these two community grant programs involve an application and reporting process, and each has funding requirements which must be met.
Food security, mental health, and volunteerism are primary behind the groups receiving support this year:
- BGC Foothills Club (formally: Boys and Girls Club of the Foothills)
- Branches Program with Rowan House
- Christ the Redeemer School Division
- Foothills Community Immigrant Services
- Foothills Country Hospice
- Foothills Regional Victim Services
- Foothills School Division
- High River Food for Thought Ltd.
- Inclusion Foothills
- Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta
- No Student Goes Hungry Program
- Wild Rose Community Connections
FCSS is a partnership between the Province and Town of High River, while the United Way/High River Partnership relies on donations and local fundraising with all funds raised in High River, staying in High River.