WIND Mobile today announced a new WINDthanks community grant of $5000 for the Barrie region in celebration of its official network launch this August.
The WINDthanks Barrie Community Grant will be used to support a project that brings positive change to the Barrie community. All charities operating in the region are invited to apply, and can do so for both new and existing projects. Applications will be judged on their benefit to the community, their innovation, unique qualities and the need for the project in the community.
“WIND Mobile believes in giving back to the community, which is why we’re very pleased to be offering this grant to the residents of Barrie,” said Anthony Lacavera, Chairman and CEO of WIND Mobile. “WIND thrives on bringing change to the wireless industry by providing transparent wireless services to over 13.1 million Canadians nationally and we’re excited to be extending our coverage with an official launch in Barrie this summer.”
Organizations and charities can apply for the grant by visiting www.Facebook.com/WINDMobile or by emailing community@WINDMobile.ca. Entries need to outline the name of the organization, the name, phone number and email of the contact person and a 500 word project outline indicating how the project will benefit the community. Entries must be received by July 31st, 2012, with the recipient to be announced at the official Barrie in-store launch event on August 8th, 2012.
WINDthanks Barrie Community Grant Q&A’s
What kind of projects can I nominate?
- Can be either a new project or enhance an existing project.
- Anyone can nominate a project – but the grant must be awarded to a recognized group and the project must be executed by this group and their employees/volunteers.
- A recognized group includes any registered Canadian charity and/or a community-based/volunteer group that is endorsed by a recognized partner organization such as a municipality, school, or community leader.
- Must be located within the geographic boundaries of the Barrie region.
- Must be executed by December 2012.
How do I suggest a project?
Individuals and organizations can submit a project for consideration online at WINDmobile.ca/WINDthanks. Nominations need to give a brief description (500 words max) of how the project will benefit the community and must be received by July 31st, 2012.
If you’re not on Facebook, you can submit your project to email@example.com. Please include the name of the organization, the name, phone number and email of a contact person, the name of the project, a project overview (500 words max.) and the start date and end date of the project.
How are the projects judged?
WIND is looking for a project that will bring positive change to the Barrie community. The projects will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- The benefit to the Barrie community and its members
- The innovation, uniqueness and need for the project in the community
- The support the project receives from the community
Please note that the grant will be awarded with certain terms and conditions to ensure it supports the idea submitted.
When does the grant get awarded?
WIND will announce which group’s project is being awarded at an in-store ceremony on August 8, 2012.
Get the word out!
Don’t forget that WIND is looking for community support as part of the criteria, so get the word out about your project and the opportunity to win this grant! Let your network of supporters know that you’ve entered and encourage them to show WIND that your project is the one that deserves the grant. They can do this by writing on WIND’s Facebook page, tweeting @WINDmobile or anything that would get WIND’s attention and show their support.
If you have any questions or would like more information about the WINDthanks Barrie Community Grant, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org