Grant boosts Habitat project

Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island can play a bigger part in helping the environment after receiving a $20,000 grant.

Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island can play a bigger part in helping the environment after receiving a $20,000 grant from the 360 Built Smart Partnership.

The Home Depot Canada Foundation, Holcim (Canada) Inc. and Habitat for Humanity Canada teamed up to award more than half a million dollars in partnership grants to strengthen 27 Habitat affiliates across the country.

The grants, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, are designed to develop the infrastructure that must be in place before volunteers can build affordable housing for hard-working, low-income families.

Funding helps Habitat affiliates foster strong community partnerships, attract and retain public and private partners and reach out to candidate families and provide them with the education they need to help them become successful homeowners.

The Habitat Mid-Vancouver Island grant enables the use of more green building materials and practices at build sites.

Habitat continues to fundraise for its Raise the Roof campaign to build a duplex – its 11th and 12th homes – this year.

For more information on the campaign, please go to www.habitatmvi.org.