Grants: Lucy Woodsworth for Children
Since 1977, the Lucy L. Woodsworth Fund has been providing grants to children of low -income families to give a window of opportunity for children to participate in social, cultural and athletic activities. The fund considers children’s needs and aspirations in the following areas:
• Cultural opportunities: music, dance, theatre, and arts
• Social opportunities: social and intellectual programs
• Athletic opportunities: athletic fees and equipment
The fund was originally established by Grace McInnis in memory of her mother, Lucy Woodsworth, who was known for her compassion and commitment towards children.
A Board of Trustees for the Fund oversees the allocation of grants through applications they receive in accordance with a set of established criteria. The Board meets four times a year (October, December, March and June) at the beginning of each month to review all applications. While there is no deadline for applications, please note that they will be reviewed quarterly at the aforementioned times and all applicants will be informed either way by phone, email or mail as to the status of their application. Requests for funds for individual children must be endorsed by school staff (teacher, counselor, principal, etc.) or by a neighbourhood house or community organization.
Lucy L. Woodsworth Fund For Children Board of Trustees:
Rob D. Ferguson
Children are eligible for financial assistance if the following criteria are met:
1) They are currently attending either an elementary or secondary school in Vancouver only
2) Financial constraints at home prohibit participation in activities other than what is provided at school
3) The application is supported/endorsed by a school or community organization
Activities not generally eligible for funding are: school or class sponsored programs, outdoor school/camping activities, day camp, counseling/therapy and academic enrichment programs. However, the Board will consider approving, as funding permits, applications for these types of activities if they address the unique needs of individual children.
* APPLICATION FORM
* COMMENTS FROM PAST RECIPIENTS
*PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL GRANTS ARE FUNDED ON A ONE-TIME ONLY BASIS PER CHILD/YOUTH*
Requests for funding are acquired by completing the application form. All application forms should be submitted to:
The Lucy L. Woodsworth Fund For Children
c/o The Alexandra Foundation For Neighbourhood Houses
203-3102 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5T 3G7
Telephone: (604) 875-9111 Ext.106
Fax: (604) 875-1256
Please be advised that you are welcome to email, fax or mail your application form.
Donations and bequests are welcomed from individuals and organizations.
Donations are tax deductible.