Proceeds from Cameco’s recent charity golf tournament fundraiser will mean increased support for local mental health initiatives, Cameco said.
After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cameco Charity Golf Tournament returned as an in-person event at Dalewood Golf Club on September 9. The sold-out event raised $35,000 through player support and sponsorships, Cameco recently announced.
This year’s amount is in addition to more than $150,000 raised between 2019 and 2021, for a total of more than $200,000 raised for the Cameco Mental Health Fund.
“Mental health affects us all, at all ages and at every stage of our lives. It’s important that we continue to talk about this to break down the stigma and work to improve access to resources and supports,” said Dale Clark, Vice President of Cameco’s Fuel Services Division, in a release. hurry.
“We continue to be touched by the generosity of the community and together we are able to provide much needed funding that helps organizations continue their important work. »
The Cameco Mental Health Fund is now open for applications for organizations working on mental health initiatives in Northumberland and region.
The Cameco Mental Health Fund is created through the Saskatoon Community Foundation. Funding applications will be assessed by a committee comprised of local mental health professionals and Cameco representatives. The grant program is open to registered charities, non-profit organizations and organized groups. The deadline for online applications is November 18 at 5 p.m.
All funds will be given to organizations undertaking projects that promote or protect mental health in Northumberland and region.
Since 2019, the Cameco Mental Health Fund has supported 24 local mental health initiatives.
For more information on applying for the Cameco Mental Health Fund, visit saskatooncommunityfoundation.ca or call 306-665-1766.