NKDF under $5,000 Grant Program supports two youth projects in Burns Lake
APR 25, 2022

The first two projects of the new NKDF funding cycle have been approved through the under $5,000 Program. The Burns Lake and District Chamber of Commerce and the Burns Lake Youth Soccer Association will both receive grants. 

The Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Lakes District Secondary School PAC has received $3,000 to host two career days that will connect grade 9 students with local professionals. 

Pam Higginson, LDSSC PAC Chair
“We are very pleased and thankful to have this opportunity to partner with NKDF. This project is building relationships between students, parents, the school, businesses, and community partners. All working together to reach our collective goal; every student will transition to work or post-secondary after graduation.” 

Cindy Shelford, NKDF Chair
“It’s great to see the local organizations working together and taking the initiative to address the local shortage of workers. If even a handful of students became employed locally as a result, it will be a huge success.” 


The Burns Lake Youth Soccer Association, After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, is gearing up for the 2022 season. The Soccer Association has received a grant of $5,000 from NKDF to assist with the purchase of equipment, nets, coaching, and equipment for referees.

Cindy Shelford, NKDF Chair 
“As we emerge from year two of the pandemic, we look forward to seeing the fields filled with soccer players once again!”

For grant requests under $5,000 applications are accepted on a continuous basis with a two-week response time. For more information, please visit http://www.nkdf.org/ 


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