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United Way and Cameco Corporation collaborate to distribute more than $20,000 in grant funding

November 3, 2020 – Each year, Northumberland United Way supports local non-profit organizations through smaller one-time community grants to meet the emerging needs of our community.

This year, Cameco Corporation has funded the Northumberland United Way grant stream through its COVID-19 Relief Fund that has helped to provide $22,307 to six local organizations.

“Cameco has always cared about the people in Northumberland County as clearly evidenced by the work they have done to support United Way, mental health, and their most recent response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Bobbie Dawson, Executive Director, Northumberland United Way. “It is because of their support that we are able to continue with our grants program this year. They are a fantastic community-minded company and we are so thankful to have this partnership.”

“This has been a very challenging year for many people in our community, and we hope that this funding will help make a positive difference,” said Dale Clark, vice president, Cameco Fuel Services Division. “Northumberland United Way plays an important role in assisting our communities, and that is especially important right now. There is a lot of good happening locally and we’re proud to support those efforts through Northumberland United Way’s grant stream.”

Funding for Northumberland United Way’s grant stream supports new initiatives that aim to address an increasing need in the community, as well as capacity-building efforts to improve organizational effectiveness and impact.

This year, the following organizations have received funding through our grant stream:

  • Cobourg Dragon Board Club – Summer sessions for vulnerable children
  • The Help Centre of Northumberland – English as a Second Language program
  • Horizons of Friendship – Migrant Worker Program
  • Northumberland Food for Thought – Student Nutrition Program, Online store
  • Transition House – Impact sharing & communications
  • Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) – Adult Day Centre

“Thank you to all organizations who applied for 2020 Grant funding,” says Bobbie. “We received funding requests for nearly four times the amount that was available which clearly highlights the increased need in our community. We continue to rely on the generosity of our donors to help secure the future of important social service programs locally.”

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