High River's Community Vitality Advisory Committee was kept busy in its first year.

It got requests for funding events before they happened and in at least one case they were asked for money retroactively.

Shelly Koot with FCSS says they want to make sure the money is needed to move forward, not just wanted.

"If we can work with community groups and help them with their fundraising. Maybe they can charge little fees. Maybe they can use more volunteers. We'll help them with that process. But if there's needed dollars, then that's where this group will come up and try to provide some support."

She says they deal mostly with smaller groups or individuals looking for $2,000 or less, for things like free yoga that brings the community together once a week.

 

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