July 9, 2008 - News

Close to $300,000 funding for women’s projects announced at Tri-County Women’s Centre
Close to $300,000 funding for three projects designed to significantly improve the lives of women and girls throughout southwestern Nova Scotia was announced by Gerald Keddy, conservative Member of Parliament for South Shore - St. Margaret's, at the Tri-County Women’s Centre in Yarmouth this afternoon. The Jane Hurshman Memorial Fund will be receiving $116,381 for “Supporting rural senior women’s well being while in transition to supportive and/or assisted care”. Women for community economic development in South West Nova will be receiving $94,547 for their project, “Money management for women: a gateway to economic independence”. The Tri-County Women’s Centre will be receiving $83,260 for “Sexual violence against women and girls in South West Nova: reducing the harm/reducing the violence”. Keddy says he appreciated the work that the three organizations did and also the importance of assisting those women who require it.