GODERICH SIGNAL-STAR on Sept. 20, 2019 — Libro’s annual granting program will invest $460,000 this year to support 25 programs and projects across southwestern Ontario.
Last week Libro Credit Union announced the local recipients of the 2019 Prosperity Fund, which helps grow prosperity in three focus areas: regional economic development, youth leadership and money-smarts.
Local recipient organizations throughout Huron-Perth area were awarded $30,000 in total as part of the fund.
Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation’s project ‘Coastal Conservation Youth Corps’ (CCYC) received $5,000.
Funding will provide 80 youth the opportunity to learn about coastal conservation, develop professional skills and experience hands-on coastal environmental stewardship.
Municipality of Central Huron’s project ‘Win This Space Central Huron’ received $10,000.
‘Win This Space’ provides business training and mentoring to local entrepreneurs interested in opening a location in Central Huron.
Huron County 4-H Leaders Association’s projects ‘Youth 4H Judging, Go for the Gold and Demonstration Awards Da’y received $5,000.
With this $5,000 grant the 4-H leaders’ association will mentor youth, encourage leadership and improve public speaking skills.
Camp Menesetung’s project ‘Leadership Training Program’ received $10,000. The project provides youth aged 15 and 16 years old with the opportunity to receive leadership training from highly skilled and certified mentors. The youth also improve skill development and have training in employment-based skills such as interviews and resume writing.
“Prosperity is our goal for the people and businesses of southwestern Ontario. In fact, it’s Libro’s whole purpose – provide excellent services, earn a profit, and use that profit to create more prosperity in our region,” said Stephen Bolton, Libro Credit Union President and CEO.
Libro’s aim to grow prosperity isn’t limited to community investment dollars, but rather investing in partnerships that serve a social purpose.
“The impact these grant recipients will make is incalculable and the ripple effect of each project is really the key to creating and sustaining prosperity,” added Bolton.
Support for the Win This Space Central Huron Contest – A Community Futures Huron Business Service