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Anti-Poverty Fund recipients finalized

Taking action against poverty.

The Government of the Northwest Territories is investing in local projects to help reduce poverty. 43 projects will receive funding under the 2018-19 Anti-Poverty Fund this year. The Anti-Poverty Fund amounts to just over $1 million and will go to projects led by community and Indigenous organizations.

Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy, announced the recipients this week. In a statement, Minister Abernethy spoke about how the Fund can be an example of the GNWT’s commitment to fighting poverty in the territory.

Investing $1 million directly into our communities for projects that will help reduce poverty in our communities is a concrete example of our government’s commitment to work collaboratively with community organizations, Indigenous and community governments and other partners to advance the Territorial Anti-Poverty Action Plan.

All of the projects have a goal to overcome the causes of poverty, and aim to encourage community participation and facilitate partnerships.

The 2018-19 Anti-Poverty Fund awards range between $5 000 – $50 000.

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