FALL RIVER: Community groups and organizations with projects being planned are being encouraged to submit their projects to the Lakeview-Windsor Junction-Fall River Ratepayers Association (LWFRA) for possible funding.
Marni Tuttle, president of the association, said the group has a little bit of money left that is to be used towards community projects. They’re putting the call out to those groups to submit proposals.
“We are looking for other partners that have projects of interest in our community,” said Tuttle in an interview on Dec. 15. “We have in the past had a relationship with the seniors group that operates out of the LWF Hall, but as we’re looking forward this year we have a small amount of money that hasn’t been expended.”
The LWFRA collects an area rate every year for activities within the LWF communities, including funding the Windsor Junction Community Centre; Keloose; and Lakeview Park where programming is funded.
Tuttle said they’re looking for projects led by community groups who would benefit the local areas. There are some parameters including the project needing to be for a community benefit; can’t be for a sports team but can be for a sports organization; can be about enhancing signage; community beautification; events; and more.
“The rules are new from HRM and we haven’t had time to delve into them so we don’t want to rule out anything,” she said. “We’re hoping people can come forward with their ideas that community organizations will come forward with their goals and we might be able to find a way to make things happen,” said Tuttle.
To do so, community groups or residents can connect with the LWFRA for more information by website: www.lwfra.ca; or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. People can also contact any of the volunteer board members from across the community.