Two local organizations received a financial boost as a result of the Town of Innisfail’s new Community Benefit Fund. The fund, made possible by contributions from Elemental Energy (developers of the Innisfail Solar Farm) is available to groups such as local registered charities, not-for-profit societies and schools. The Town of Innisfail accepts and reviews applications, and is responsible for distributing the funds. The deadline for 2021 applications was March 1.
This is the first time the fund has been available to community groups. This year, the successful applicants were the Town of Innisfail Library Board and Innisfail Victim Services.
The Library Board received $3,000 to be used towards the purchase of a Maker-Tech Lend & Learn 3-D Printer. Innisfail Victim Services received $2,000 and will use it develop an anti-fraud campaign.
On Wednesday, April 7, both groups were in attendance at the Town of Innisfail Administrative Offices to officially acknowledge their receipt of the funding. Tara Downs, Library Manager of the Innisfail Public Library, was on hand representing the Innisfail Library Board. Program Manager Mary-Dawn Eggleton represented Innisfail Victim Services. Councillor Danny Rieberger, Council representative on the Community Services Standing Committee, and Mayor Jim Romane were on hand to represent the Town.
To learn more about the Community Benefit Fund, or to review the application, visit innisfail.ca/fcss/grants-funding/