George Roberts Community Grants Program

The George Roberts Community Grants Program was established in December 2013 to assist communities and groups in NunatuKavut to celebrate their culture while improving economic, social, physical and mental well-being. It is named after the late George Roberts, a proud NCC member from Norman Bay whose years of volunteering and commitment contributed to the betterment of his community and the communities of others.

The four deadlines for applications each year are January 15, April 15, June 15 and September 15. Grants of up to $4,000 are available to any non-profit or community group.

This program is made possible, in part, through financial contributions from Nunacor.

Completed applications can be submitted one of two ways:

Mail
George Roberts Community Grant Program
C/O Irene Parr
Program Support Assistant
NunatuKavut Community Council
3 Trans Labrador Highway
P.O. Box 198
Port Hope Simpson, NL A0K 4E0

Please submit via Email at:
iparr@nunatukavut.ca

For enquiries about this program, please contact Irene at 709-960-0420.

2021-2022

In the 2021-2022 fiscal year, the following projects were funded to date, totalling $28,100 in contributions:

  • Healthy Water’s Labrador (Birch Island Accessibility upgrade project)
  • St. Lewis Heritage Society (Indigenous Day Celebrations)
  • Black Tickle Fire Brigade (Procurement of equipment)
  • Sewing in Traditions (Craft group enhancement)
  • St. Mary’s Allgrade (‘Developing the Cove’ our library commons)
  • St. Mark’s ACW (Day of Remembrance)
  • PHS Recreation Committee (Healthy Living Challenge)
  • Pinsent’s Arm Recreation Committee (Pinsent’s Arm Fall Festival)
  • NCC Health and Social Department (Orange Shirt Day 2021)
  • Pinsent’s Arm Local Service District (Family boil-up area)

2020-2021

In the 2020-2021 fiscal year, the following projects were funded to date, totalling $40,701 in contributions:

  • Port Hope Simpson Harbour Committee (Harbour Improvement Project)
  • Pinsent’s Arm Recreation Committee (Tent Activities)
  • St. Lewis Academy (Establishing a Community Learning Commons Area)
  • Spotted Island Restoration Committee (Brook Bridge)
  • Lodge Bay Local Service District (Community Beautification Project)
  • Mental Wellness Initiative (Suicide Prevention Month Activities)
  • Nunacor Development Corporation (NunatuKavut Destination Trails Community story telling)
  • Port Hope Simpson Town Council (Ice Hockey to Go)
  • Pinsent’s Arm Recreation Committee ( Pinsent’s Arm end of season celebration)
  • ACW (Labrador Dickie)
  • Sewing in Tradition (COVID-19 face masks project)
  • Eric Rumbolt Dog Sled Race
  • Pinsent’s Arm Recreation Committee (Spring festivities)

2019-2020

In the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the following projects were funded, totalling $70,255 in contributions:

  • Charlottetown Fire Brigade (Stage Head Dinner Theatre)
  • Eric Rumbolt Memorial Annual Dog Sled Race (Eric Rumbolt Memorial Dogsled Race)
  • Labrador White Bear (Sing for Supper)
  • Stanley Campbell Sr Memorial Dogsled Race (Dog Sled Race)
  • Sewing in Traditions Craft Group (Quilt Making)
  • Community of Mary’s Harbour Town Council – Municipal (Cultural Connections through Crafting)
  • Labrador Straits Academy – Writing Class 2203 (Book About Me, my culture, genealogy making me who I am)
  • Pinsent’s Arm Recreation Committee (Pinsent’s Arm Winter Festival)
  • GAP Centre, Community Youth Network (Crafting and Mental Health Weekend)
  • 2020 Come Home Year Committee (Black Tickle 2020 Come Home Year)
  • St. Peter’s Easter Fair Committee (St. Peter’s Annual Easter Fair)
  • Spotted Island Reunion 2020 (Home Again 2020 Spotted Island Reunion)
  • Sandwich Bay 50+ Club (Sharing Our Traditional Knowledge)
  • Battle Harbour Historic Trust (Electricity for Center Information Shed)
  • Pinsent’s Arm Whelk Festival (Pinsent’s Arm Whelk Festival)
  • Cartwright Public Library Board (Cartwright Public Library Board)
  • Pearls Park Phase 1 (Pearls Park Phase 1)
  • St. Mark’s Anglican Church (Fellowship in Faith)
  • Batteau Restoration Committee (Batteau Restoration Committee)
  • Battle Harbour Assisted Living Corp (Battle Harbour Assisted Living Corp)
  • Cape Charles Heritage Committee (Outdoor Landmarker)
  • Pinsent’s Arm Local Service District (Fall Festival)
  • Sand Hill Cemetery Committee (Cemetery Restoration)
  • Port Hope Simpson Fire Department (Family Fun Day)
  • Mary’s Harbour Crab Festival Committee (Traditional Fish & Brewis Supper and Craft Night)
  • St. Lewis Heritage Society (Celebrate Ourselves)
  • Labrador Friendship Centre (Cultural Family Activities)
  • Spotted Island Restoration Committee (Spotted Island Wharf Repairs Phase 2)
  • NCC Communications (Historic Kayak Journey Through NCC)
  • Charlottetown Craft Group (Labrador Dickie Coat Making)
  • Town of Charlottetown (Earring Making)
  • Harbourview Manor (Outdoor Healthy Living)

2018-2019

In the 2018-2019 fiscal year, the following projects were funded, totalling $35,930 in contributions:

  • L’Anse au Clair Rec Committee (Connecting Our Roots)
  • Ron’s Race (Ronald Russell Dog Sled Race)
  • Stanley Campbell Memorial Dog Sled Race (Stanley Campbell Dog Sled Race)
  • Pinsent’s Arm Community Fundraisers (Canada Day Celebrations)
  • St. Lewis Academy (Becoming Agents of Change through Student Leadership)
  • Harbourview Manor (Caring for the Carers)
  • Norman Bay Recreation Committee (Seal Skin Craft Project)
  • Battle Harbour Historic Trust (Battle Harbour Heritage Day)
  • Sewing in Traditions- Black Tickle (Slipper Making)
  • Community Youth Network Cartwright/ERDA (Slipper Making)
  • Lab West Indigenous Service Centre (Red Dress Campaign)
  • Pinsent’s Arm 50+ Club (50+ Club Startup)
  • St. Mary’s All Grade School (Provincial Student Leadership)
  • St. Lewis Academy (Agents of Change – Student Leadership)
  • Bayside Academy – Port Hope Simpson (Learning Commons Area)
  • Sewing in Traditions- Black Tickle (Winter Carnival)
  • Charlottetown Quilters (Quilting Group)
  • Labrador Friendship Centre – Happy Valley-Goose Bay (Friendship Bench)
  • Port Hope Simpson Dog Sled Committee (Eric Rumbolt Memorial Dog Sled Race)
  • Port Hope Simpson Town & Tourism Reps (Cultural Workshops)
  • Sandwich Bay 50+ club (Traditional Dickie Making Project)
  • St. Peter’s Easter Fair Committee (Cartwright Easter Fair)
  • St. Lewis Academy (Community Hub Upgraded)
  • Anglican Church Cemetery Committee – Cartwright (Cemetery Restoration)

2017-2018

In the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the following projects were funded, totalling over $56,000 in contributions:

  • Sandwich Bay 50+ Club (Operation Snowshoe)
  • Cartwright Playground Committee (Expansion of Cartwright Playground Area)
  • St. Lewis Academy Student Council (“Find your Fit” – Fostering Inclusion in Today’s Student Leaders)
  • Anglican Church Cemetery Committee (Anglican Church Cemetery Restoration)
  • Eric Rumbolt Memorial Dog Team Race (Eric Rumbolt Memorial Dog Sled Race)
  • Frankie’s Cove Water Committee (Frankie’s Cove Hose Project)
  • Mary’s Harbour Crab Festival Committee (Purchase of Portable Stage for Annual Crab Festival)
  • North West River Beach Festival (Annual North West River Beach Festival)
  • William’s Harbour Local Service District (Community Hall Kitchen Upgrade)
  • Eastern Labrador Arts Alliance (The Swinging Belles School Performance/Workshops)
  • Labrador Friendship Centre (Cultural Family Activities)
  • Norman Bay Recreation Committee (Community Hall Improvement (Siding)
  • St. Mark’s Anglican Church – St. Lewis (St. Marks’ Spiritual and Physical Foundation)
  • William Gillet Academy Student Council – Charlottetown (Provincial Student Leadership)
  • Sewing in Traditions – Black Tickle (Traditional Labrador Jackets)
  • Labrador Friendship Centre – Happy Valley-Goose Bay (Dad’s Program)
  • William Gillet Academy – Charlottetown (Best Buddies)
  • Cartwright Easter Fair Committee (St. Peter’s Annual Easter Fair)
  • Eric Rumbolt Memorial Traditional Dog Sled Committee (Annual Traditional Dog Sled Race)
  • Sewing in Traditions – Black Tickle (2018 Black Tickle Winter Carnival)
  • Battle Harbour Assisted Living Corp (Bridging the Gap Through Music)
  • Town of Charlottetown (Women’s Night Out)
  • Spotted Islands Restoration Committee (Spotted Islands Wharf Repairs)
  • Burch Brook Nordic Ski Club (Learn to Ski Special Events)
  • Town of Port Hope Simpson (Heritage Storyboard Walking Tour)
  • Norman Bay Rec Committee (Fundraising Activities for Community Infrastructure)
  • St. Mary’s All Grade School (Anti-Bullying Campaign)
  • Port Hope Simpson Fire Brigade (Fundraising Activities for equipment)
  • Charlottetown Fire Dept (Seeing is Learning Cultural Day)
  • St. Lewis Heritage Society (Sharing & Healing)
  • St. Lewis Recreation Committee (Crafting for Sustainability)
  • Community Youth Network (Never Give Up, Inspiration & Motivation by Terry Kelly)
  • Cartwright Recreation Committee (2018 Winter Carnival)

2016-2017

In the 2016-2019 fiscal year, the following projects were funded, totalling $31,500 in contributions:

  • St. Lewis Academy Student Council (Enhancing Student Leadership Skills Through Student Leadership Experiences)
  • Frankie’s Cove Water Committee (Frankie’s Cove Hose Project)
  • Black Tickle Come Home Year
  • Norman Bay Recreation Committee (Community Hall improvement)
  • St. Lewis Heritage Society (Traditional Crafting: Knowledge Sharing)
  • Mary’s Harbour Come Home Year
  • Mary’s Harbour Crab Festival
  • Lodge Bay Local Service District (Lodge Bay Local Rabbit Brook Bridge Restoration Project)
  • Aboriginal Service Centre – Lab West (Music to Cope Project)
  • St. Mary’s All Grade Student Council (Provincial Student Leadership Conference)
  • St. Peter’s School/Black Tickle Planters (Tickled Green Veggie Garden)
  • St. Peter’s Easter Fair Committee (St. Peter’s Annual Easter Fair in Cartwright)
  • Spotted Island Restoration Committee (Spotted Island Cemetery)
  • Gateway Labrador (The Great Canadian Life Project – Spirit of Labrador event)
  • Birch Brook Nordic Ski Club (Birch Brook Rental and Safety Improvement Project)

2015-2016

In the 2015-2016 fiscal year, the following projects were funded, totalling over $29,000 in contributions:

  • Charlottetown Relay for Life
  • Pinsent’s Arm Local Service District (Traditional Crafts)
  • Charlottetown Anti-Violence Committee (Community Cultural Celebration Event)
  • St. Mary’s All Grade School Council (Youth Leadership Conference)
  • Charlottetown Anti-Violence Committee (Take Back the Night Event)
  • Labrador Creative Arts Festival
  • Norman Bay Recreation Committee (Community Centre Roof)
  • St. Andrew’s Anglican Church (Church Repairs)
  • North West River Beach Festival
  • Charlottetown Fire Brigade (Culture Day for Pinsent’s Arm, Charlottetown and Norman Bay Youth)
  • St. Peter’s School Black Tickle (Cultural Storytelling and Music Event)
  • St. Peter’s Anglican Parish Hall (Easter Fair)
  • Charlottetown Peer Advocates (Urban Polling Project)
  • William’s Hr. Local Service District (Water Pump)
  • Community Youth Network (Traditional Youth Sports Day)
  • NunatuKavut 250th Treaty Celebrations (Installing a Commemorative Plaque)

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