Proceeds from Southridge School’s Country Fair next spring will be given out to community organizations in need through a grant program. (File photo)

Southridge’s annual fair to support community groups

South Surrey private school announces one-time grant program

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Southridge School is donating $40,000 back into the community.

As part of its Community Grant Program, the school recently announced that it would be accepting applications from registered charities in Langley, Surrey, White Rock and Delta that hope to receive a financial boost through this one-time-only opportunity.

The funds will come from the school’s annual Country Fair event, which the school calls its biggest ‘friend-raiser’ of the year. The event, held on the first Saturday of May each year, routinely attracts between 5,000-8,000 people according to a school news release.

This year’s fair is scheduled for May 2, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The grants will range from $1,000 to $10,000, and in “special circumstances” more money may be allocated to an organization “whose request we feel aligns with our school values,” the school’s website states.

Preference will be given to applicants that support youth, focus on education and will use the funding for a specific project. Funding is not available for activities of religious organizations that will use the grant for direct religious purposes or will serve their membership, nor for political purposes, research projects, debt funding or endowments.

The deadline to apply is Friday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. Once the deadline passes, a committee will meet in early 2020 to review the applications.

For information on how to apply, visit www.southridge.bc.ca/community/community-grant-program

Just Posted

‘Stuff the Sleigh’ event aims to collect 5,000 Christmas toys for Surrey children

The Surrey Central Lions Club event will support the Surrey Christmas Bureau

Call for better security follows fuel thefts at South Surrey Park & Ride

White Rock man says someone used a drill to drain his fuel tank Wednesday

Surrey RCMP seeking help to find man missing since Nov. 7

Hyung ‘John’ Lee was last seen in the 13300-block of Old Yale Road

Surrey RCMP seeking public’s help in finding missing 16-year-old

Police say Micyla ‘Amber’ Havenga was last seen on Nov. 12

VIDEO: B.C. couple creates three-storey ‘doggie mansion’ for their five pups

Group of seven, who Kylee Ryan has dubbed as the ‘wandering paws,’ have a neat setup in Jade City

MacKinnon powers Avs to 5-4 OT win over Canucks

Vancouver battled back late to pick up single point

Paul Bissonnette joins Vancouver Warriors after tweeting he could walk on to an NLL club

Bissonnette will join the Warriors for their final week of training camp at Rogers Arena

Port Alberni mom takes school district to court over Indigenous smudging, prayer in class

Candice Servatius, who is an evangelical Christian, is suing School District 70

Body found after SUV found fully engulfed in flames in Abbotsford field

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team have been called in

Family of B.C. man killed in hit-and-run plead for tips, one year later

Cameron Kerr’s family says the driver and passengers tried to cover their tracks

Princeton couple pays for dream vacation with 840,000 grocery store points

It’s easy if you know what you are doing, they say

Chilliwack family’s dog missing after using online pet-sitting service

Frankie the pit bull bolted and hit by a car shortly after drop off through Rover.com

B.C. wildlife experts urge hunters to switch ammo to stop lead poisoning in birds

OWL, in Delta, is currently treating two eagles for lead poisoning

Most Read