Are you a member of the Tow Hill Road Community? Join us September 13th at Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum from 7-9PM to learn more about the Vibrant Haida Gwaii Communities Initiative fund and how it can help your community!
Carla Lutner, Gwaii Trust Chief Operating Officer
Bret Johnston, Gwaii Trust Director, Graham Island North
Lareina Grosse, Gwaii Trust Alternate Director, Graham Island North
Light refreshments will be served.
About the Vibrant Haida Gwaii Communities Initiative Grant:
This program has been established for the purpose of providing Gwaii Trust Funds to community projects that support the maintenance, creation, support and development of necessary community infrastructure as determined by each of the individual communities on Haida Gwaii. Gwaii Trust defines “infrastructure” as the basic physical systems of a community: Clean water, sewers, transportation, communication, waste management, recreation facilities, and community safety initiatives. In essence all systems that are vital to a community’s economic development and prosperity.
The Gwaii Trust Board of Directors has set an initial four-year budget, which will see the disbursement of $7 Million over 4 years (starting in 2016). Funds are project based, with Gwaii Trust designated communities having access to $250,000.00 per year. Communities may also bank the annual funding commitment to finance a larger project over the four-year period.
For more information about the Vibrant Haida Gwaii Communities Initiative, vist: https://www.gwaiitrust.com/grants/vibrant-haida-gwaii-communities-initiative