SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY
Every year, the Lac du Bonnet Ice Fishing Derby commits the proceeds of our event to help various local community organizations with a variety of projects. The Lac du Bonnet Ice Fishing Derby Committee has injected $96,744.25 into the community through its grant program.
Here are just a few ways that our funding recipients put their funds to use:
• Centennial School used their grant funding to help build the outdoor education area.
• The Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association used their grant funds to make upgrades to the Lac du Bonnet Trout Pounds.
• The Eureka Group used their grant money to build a monument to J.D. McArthur, the founder of Lac du Bonnet, which will be housed at the Lac du Bonnet Museum.
• The Lac du Bonnet Slow Pitch team is using their funds to help build and grow the Lac du Bonnet Ball Diamonds.
12 YEARS OF GRANT FUNDING
LDB ICE GRANTS
Non-profit organizations can apply for funding up to 90% of their total project costs, to a maximum of $10,000. Applicants must provide a minimum of 10% of the total project costs (i.e. if applying for a $5,000 grant, organizations must be able to contribute $500 in funding towards the project).
GRANT CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES
The Lac du Bonnet Ice Fishing Derby Grant supports Lac du Bonnet and area non-profit organizations in their efforts to build, create, support, and sustain thriving programs and facilities. In order to be eligible for funding, the following criteria must be met:
•Operate as a non-profit organization in Lac du Bonnet
•The project has direct benefit to the residents of the Town and the RM of Lac du Bonnet and there isevidence of need.
•The project has additional support from the community to complete the project in terms of other grants,volunteers, and/or in-kind services.
•The organization has a history of post grant reporting if they have applied for a Lac du Bonnet Ice FishingGrant in the past.
Although not required, preference may be given to projects that demonstrate the following:
•The projects will provide the most good to the community.
•The project is innovative and original (something new and unique for Lac du Bonnet).
•The organization has participated as a volunteer in the Lac du Bonnet Ice Fishing Derby for the currentyear.