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NSLC gives $140,000 to 11 non-profit organizations across Nova Scotia

By Caitlin Snow Apr 4, 2023 | 11:15 AM

Source: NSLC facebook

Eleven non-profit organizations across the province will receive a one-time grant of up to $20,000 from the Nova Scotia Liquor Commision.

The For The Good of Our Community Fund has $140,000 they are giving to these groups, that support community well being, environment and diversity.

“The community need continues to be overwhelming,” said Marley MacDonald, Director, Responsibility and Sustainability. “We received twice as many applications this year as we did last year. There are so many deserving organizations working hard to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of people living in communities across Nova Scotia, and this funding is one way that we can support and thank them.”

They received over 200 applicants, twice as many as last year with recipients that must be registered charities or non-profits working to support communities within Nova Scotia and address areas of critical community need.

The NSLC Employee Community Advisory Committee, made of employees from across the province, review the applications and approve the final grants.

They include organizations that help address domestic violence, food security and accessibility, including through budgeting and healthy food preparation, support for the environment and mental health and wellbeing.

The recipients are:

After Trauma Empowerment Network: Workshops in the Shubenacadie area focused on wellbeing, healthy living, and connection

Clean Foundation: Restoration of an altered salt marsh at Sitmu’k in Pictou Landing First Nation

Eastern Shore Family Resource Association: Access to fresh meal kits along with instructions to encourage families to prepare healthy home cooked meals

Health Arts Society of Atlantic Canada: A series of classical music concerts in nursing homes and long-term care facilities in rural Nova Scotia

Independent Living Nova Scotia: Cooking and connection workshops that will provide cooking, meal planning, and budgeting skills to Nova Scotians with disabilities and their families

Laing House: Community kitchen programs that include cooking workshops, and fund facilitators, and upgrades to the Laing House community kitchen

Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association: Food and nutrition and budgeting programs to educate clients on meeting nutritional needs on a budget

Raising the Villages: Support access in rural Cape Breton to services, programs, and supports based on the First Nations intergenerational model

Second Harvest Canada: Expand access to healthy, surplus food in rural communities, supporting over 30,300 meals worth of nutritious food and stopping 113,000 lbs of greenhouse gases

Shelter Movers Nova Scotia: Expand programming to rural communities to support clients who leave their homes due to domestic violence

Hike Nova Scotia: Support community trail groups to provide safe and inclusive trails for more diverse hikers and walkers, along with trail maintenance and workshops


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