Cameco Announces Over $40,000 Raised for Local Mental Health Initiatives
Accepting applications for the Cameco Fund for Mental Health
(Port Hope, Ontario, Canada – November 27, 2020) – Cameco today announced it is accepting applications for the Cameco Fund for Mental Health. Now in its second year, the granting program will provide over $40,000, for mental health projects and programming in Northumberland County.
From September 19 to October 31, Cameco partnered with Dalewood Golf Club to offer the Cameco Charity Golf Package, a socially distanced alternative to a traditional one-day golf tournament fundraising event. Cameco matched a portion of all player registration fees and matched all sponsorships at 100 per cent to raise a grand total of $38,118.39. An additional $5,381 was raised from employee fundraisers and other donations, bringing the total to $43,500. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Cameco did not host its Step Up for Mental Health 5K fun run/walk event in Ontario.
“COVID-19 has presented many challenges for us and for other fundraising events this year, but our local community really stepped up by participating in the Cameco Charity Golf Package,” said Dale Clark, vice president of Cameco’s Fuel Services Division. “We couldn’t have done this without the strong community support and our very generous sponsors.”
Sponsors for the Cameco Charity Golf Package included Assante Wealth Management, Lakeland Multi-Trade, New Amherst Homes, Bruce Power, HM Brooks, Diemo, MyFM, PacTec, Vout Welding, Project Lola, Work Authority, and Swish Maintenance. Resolution Staffing in Cobourg also supported the golf package by donating a prize.
“Mental health services are so important to our community at all times, but especially this year with the COVID-19 pandemic having such a large impact on so many,” said Clark. “Funding mental health initiatives is essential to helping make sure the resources and supports are available to those in our community who need it.”
The Cameco Fund for Mental Health is established through the Saskatoon Community Foundation. Applications for funding will be adjudicated by a panel that includes local mental health professionals and representatives from Cameco. The grant program is open to registered charities, non-profits, and organized groups. The deadline for online applications is 11:59 p.m. December 20, 2020.
All funds will be disbursed to organizations undertaking projects that promote or protect mental health in Northumberland County. In 2019, the Cameco Fund for Mental Health supported nine local mental health initiatives.
For more information on applying to the Cameco Fund for Mental Health, please visit www.saskatooncommunityfoundation.ca, or call 306-665-1766.
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