June 23, 2020 / For Immediate Release
MUNICIPALITY OF THE DISTRICT OF LUNENBURG, NOVA SCOTIA – The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg has established an Emergency Assistance Fund for Community Organizations to support organizations impacted by COVID-19 cancellations and is now accepting applications for the fund.
“Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many local groups and community organizations have not been able to host planned fundraising events and activities,” says Mayor Carolyn Bolivar-Getson. “This inability to hold these activities has resulted in significant financial hardship for many groups. This funding will provide up to $2,500 in relief per organization, with a total investment of up to $150,000 by the Municipality.”
To be eligible for the Emergency Assistance Fund for Community Facilities, the Applicant must demonstrate the following:
- The Applicant must be a non-profit (or not-for-profit) community, charitable, fraternal, educational, recreational, religious, cultural or sporting organization.
- The Applicant must own or operate a community facility or community hall that is use for hosting funding events and activities that are open to the general public and the community facility or community hall must be located within MODL with the exception of Royal Canadian Legion Branches which are located outside MODL.
- Royal Canadian Legion Branches which are not located in MODL may be eligible for funding provided that the Branch can demonstrate (1) that it has members who are residents in MODL or (2) that it serves residents of MODL.
- The Applicant must demonstrate that it has experienced a negative financial impact resulting from its inability to raise funds through planned fundraising events and activities that had to be canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
- In circumstances where more than one organization is involved in the fundraising event (i.e. one organization holds the event and the other organization provides the community facility or local hall), the hosting organizations is eligible to apply for the lost fundraising revenue notwithstanding the fact that it does not own or operate the community facility or community hall.