The Six Nations of the Grand River Economic Development Trust (EDT) has announced that the Community Investment Funds for 2023 have been allocated.
Of the eight applications received, the board of trustees approved five projects, three grassroots and two general applications, for community investment.
The grassroots projects approved for community investment in 2023 include Two Row on the Grand, Seneca Longhouse and Friends of Stump Hall.
The General Recipients are Six Nations Public Works, for a water-main Extension on Cayuga Road between 3rd and 4th Line, as well as the Six Nations Language Commission.
The five organizations will receive a total of close to $2 million that will be invested back into Six Nations. The majority of the allocated funds, $1.6 million, is going to the Public Works Waterman extension.
In addition, the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC) has also announced that annual support for local schools will continue this year, but slightly different.
In the past, Toy Bingo’s hosted by the Six Nation’s Bingo Hall have been used to assist schools in fundraising for programming and student activities. However, due to COVID-19, these Toy Bingo events have not been able to operate since 2020.
Recognizing this impact on schools, the SNGRDC board of directors is making a donation of $1,000 to each of the seven schools on Six Nations for school activities: Emily C. General, I.L. Thomas, Jamieson, J.C. Hill, Oliver M. Smith, Kawenni:io/Gaweni:yo, and the Everlasting Tree schools.
Every year, the SNGRDC aims to distribute surplus profits that are a result of their operations and investments on and off reserve.
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