Board Update – 19 Approved Grants and Bursaries
At the April Board of Directors meeting 19 applications for Grants and Bursaries were approved by the Directors. Three Grants were made to Organizations that provide service to young women and to women who are at risk.
Sixteen Bursaries were provided to women that included, several single mothers who needed assistance with tuitions payments as well as a number of Indigenous women who are enrolled in Masters program at University. All of them have expressed a desire to obtain their Masters degree so that they can continue to work in their Communities in an expanded capacity.
Lobstick also funded several women who needed some financial assistance to get their small business up and running
As well we funded a young Opera Singer who has been out of work due to the pandemic and needs to create her online profile and needs to pay for lessons using online coaching and voice lessons in preparation for when in person performances can be held.
Wayne Braid chair of the Lobstick Foundation said, “I was really impressed with the applications that were submitted and happy we were able to help most of these women with their career and education needs”.
Mr. Braid indicated that the next funding cycle for the Foundation will be in August and that the date for applications to be submitted will be on the Lobstick website in mid June 2021.