Enderby Financial is providing grants to five organizations.

Enderby Financial is providing grants to five organizations.

Grants benefit Enderby community groups

The First West Foundation is distributing more than $24,000 in grant funding this year

Enderby charities are getting a financial boost.

The First West Foundation is distributing more than $24,000 in grant funding this year from its Enderby Financial Community Endowment.

“There are a number of agencies working hard to enhance community services in Enderby,” says Seline Kutan, executive director of the First West Foundation, which administrates the endowment.

“Being able to provide funding to these agencies so they can deliver much-needed community programming is very rewarding.”

The Enderby and District Community Resource Centre Society is one of the agencies receiving funding this year. A $10,324 grant to the society will be used to enhance the community support program with the hiring of a social worker to provide direct support to individuals in the community in need of support. Outreach will include parenting support, referrals, crisis intervention, short-term counseling and life skills.

“Our intent is to provide support to families, seniors, and individuals experiencing crisis or distress at no cost,” said Lorna Fothergill, EDCRCS executive director.

“This funding from the First West Foundation means the society can do more to support the people who come to us for help.”

Beyond, the EDCRCS,  the other groups receiving grants are the Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society – small group literacy support, North Okanagan-Shuswap School District – young men and women’s youth programs, Enderby Preschool Society -– health and nutrition program, and Feed Enderby and District Food Bank.

 

Vernon Morning Star