If you have an idea for a project or activity that enriches the Eastern Townships English-speaking community, than Townshippers Research & Cultural Foundation wants to hear from you!
As a volunteer-run registered charity, Townshippers Foundation as it’s also known, is committed to supporting local, grassroots organizations and projects in heritage, arts, health, social services, education, and research. It considers project proposals with budgets both small and large, in locations across the Townships. The sub-committee which reviews project requests, before final review and approval by the Board of Directors, is always impressed by the diversity and creativity of Townshippers.
Youth initiatives have been the most numerous in the past few years. Student tutoring in the Stanstead area has been a very successful project; the Lennoxville Youth Center has worked to bring awareness about the effects of drinking and driving; the St. Francis Naturalists Club and the Ruiter Valley Land Trust both worked to bring awareness of the importance of our environment in elementary schools; Comite 12-17 is helping youth with how they are perceived by their peers and bullying; Student theatre in Richmond had students producing a bilingual play; and more.
Every spring the Foundation hosts a luncheon for funding recipients where we learn more about activities like these and the people behind them. The luncheon also gives the chance to meet and network with others who may share a similar passion. We do our best to support as many projects as our finances will allow. We are proud that we give away monies received with only a minor amount going towards office expenses.
Project applications must be submitted by January 31, 2016. Groups considering a partnership with the foundation have the same deadline.
Learn more about the foundation or download an application at TownshippersFoundation.ca. Questions? Call 819-822-3314 or firstname.lastname@example.org