Trades NL Announces $40,000 to 2022 Community Grassroots Grant Recipients

For Immediate Release:

August 11th, 2022 –Through its Community Giving Programs, Trades NL has announced the 20 recipients, located in various communities throughout the province, who will receive this year’s 2022 Trades NL Community Grassroots Grants. These grants support communities and organizations from where Trades NL members live – aiming to positively impact the communities in which they reside as neighbours, friends and family.

“Our members recognize the importance of giving back,” says Trades NL’s Executive Director, Darin King. “Our Community Giving Programs give such joy to our members and their families, in knowing that community-based initiatives around the province – ones that they care about, will be supported.
We are proud to fund and be part of those local initiatives and thank each and every applicant for bringing forward some incredibly diverse concepts – ones that will help many communities thrive for years to come.”

Successful recipients include:

Hopeall Building Sports & Recreation – Hopeall
Menihek Highschool – Labrador City
St. Vincent’s/St. Stephen’s – Peter’s River Fire Dept. – St. Vincent’s/St. Stephen’s
Stride Running Club NL – St. John’s & Surrounding Area
Marystown Volunteer Fire Department – Marystown
Local Service District of Dildo – Dildo
Avalon Mountain Bike Association Inc. – Avalon Area
Port Blandford Recreation Committee – Port Blandford
North Star Child and Youth Advocacy Centre – NL
Home Again Furniture Bank – Northeast Avalon
Town of Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove – Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove
Burin FC: Minor Soccer Program – Burin
Hare Bay Recreation Committee – Hare Bay
Chamberlains Park Action Committee Inc. – Conception Bay South
Grand Bank/Fortune Soccer Association – Grand Bank/Fortune
Town of Fox Cove Mortier Community Centre – Fox Cove-Mortier
Freshwater Community Centre Inc. – Freshwater
Point May Community Centre – Point May
Avondale Recreation Committee Inc. – Avondale
St. Jones Within Recreation Committee – St. Jones Within

Over the last decade, Trades NL members have donated more than $20 Million to various organizations, proudly demonstrating that when tradeswomen and men are working, their heavy hearts are still giving back to society.

Trades NL also distributes two additional grants, The Health & Wellness Impact Grant (currently open for application) and The Education School Grant (open for application August 21st), found at this link. We encourage organizations to please view and submit an application.

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Shanelle Clowe
Communications Specialist
709-325-1040
sclowe@tradesnl.com

Trades NL is an umbrella labour organization which promotes and coordinates the interests of 16 building and construction trades unions, representing more than 18,000 skilled trades workers in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. For 70 years, our craft continues to construct, fabricate and maintain some of the world’s most complex facilities.

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