If you had the money, what would you do to improve your community?
Tbaytel wants to help turn those dreams into a reality.
This fall, through their biannual Tbaytel for Good Community Fund campaign, Tbaytel will be providing financial support for people or groups across their serving territory that are looking to make a positive difference in their community.
“Since launching the campaign in 2013, we’ve invested $180,750 to help realize 76 projects across northern Ontario,” said Agnes Notarbartolo, Manager, Communications and Brand at Tbaytel. “We see it as part of our responsibility to be a good neighbour, and to support the people and groups that support us. It’s also an opportunity for our community to tell us about the good work they’re doing to build a better and brighter northern Ontario.”
Volunteers, not-for-profit groups, coaches, teachers, associations and other community members can apply for a $500, $1,500 or $5,000 grant to fund their ideas. Past winners include the Dew Drop Inn, who received funding to upgrade the ventilation system in their kitchen, as well as the Gillies Volunteer Fire Department, Codeabotkids, the St. Ignatius High School drama department, StandUp4CleanUp and the Red Lake Family Entertainment Series. Details about all the past winners and their projects are available at www.tbaytelforgood.net.
Examples of initiatives that qualify for funding include:
- Community gardens & food security projects
- Animal welfare projects
- Arts and culture programs
- Sports and recreation programs
- Events, workshops & educational opportunities
- Youth activities & leadership programs
- Community building initiatives
- New materials, equipment or program supplies
- Health and wellness opportunities
“We’re looking for initiatives that could make an even bigger difference with Tbaytel’s support behind them,” said Notarbartolo. “Whether it’s an ongoing project, a new program, or a need they’ve identified in their school, their workplace, or elsewhere in their community, we would encourage everyone with an idea to apply.”
Those interested can apply online at www.tbaytelforgood.net. Applications should include a brief description of the need or challenge they want to address, and how their project will create positive change. Applicants must also submit a photo (for $500 funding level) or a simple video (for $1,500 or $5,000 funding levels)—both of which can be shot on a smartphone—to further demonstrate to the judges their need, their project or initiative and how the funding would help them make a difference.
Submissions are open until Friday, October 11 at 4 p.m. ET.
For more information, visit www.tbaytelforgood.net.