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Posted: November 6, 2019

Funds available to improve French-language services

Non-profit organizations are invited to apply for one-time funding to support projects directly benefiting British Columbia’s Francophonie.

The provincial government is providing $250,000 to help implement initiatives that will enhance services in French and promote the linguistic vitality of the province’s French-speaking community.

The funding is part of a five-year commitment made in Budget 2018, totalling $1.25 million for French-language services. The funding is managed by the B.C. Francophone Affairs Program.

Over the past two years, the funding has supported projects in areas such as health care, mental health, early learning, environmental protection, historical records preservation and making the province more inclusive.

“This funding underscores this government’s commitment to provide better access to services to French-speaking British Columbians,” said Adrian Dix, Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs. “The best way to meet needs is to reach out directly to communities. I invite all eligible non-profit organizations to submit their ideas to be considered for funding.”

The application form and further information about the funding, including eligibility requirements is available on the B.C. government website.

The deadline for applications is Jan. 31, 2020.

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