Ladysmith Community Fund Celebrates National Volunteer Week, Hosting Volunteer Fair

The Ladysmith Community Fund Society is excited to announce a Volunteer Fair at the Aggie Hall in Ladysmith on Sunday, April 14th, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

The event is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of volunteers to non-profit organizations. Community organizations can show the community what they’re doing, and it’s also an opportunity for local people to explore ways that they can contribute to these organizations as volunteers or supporters.

The Volunteer Fair would not have been possible without a grant from Ladysmith Rotary, an organization that has been generous in its support of LCFS since its inception.

For more information, and to download a registration form, please go to our Events page.

2024 Call For Grant Proposals

The Ladysmith Community Fund Society is issuing its second annual call for proposals for grants to qualified charities. The Society established a community endowment fund in 2021 and issued its first grant in 2023 to the Ladysmith Little Theatre.

The Ladysmith Community Fund has grown and investment revenue has increased, so the Society will have $1100 available to one or more charities in the community, almost double what it was able to offer in 2023.

“We’re very gratified by the community response in support of the fund,” said Society president Bruce Whittington. “And we’re really excited to be giving back to the community—which is what we are set up to do.” The Society operates the endowment fund similar to a community foundation, and now that it is established, it will be able to offer grants every year. Those grants will increase as the fund continues to grow.

The deadline for grant proposals is midnight on March 11, 2024, and a decision will be made by the Grants Committee later that month. This is earlier than the 2023 grant cycle, because we heard from some charities that funding would be more useful earlier in the year. A grant application form, and grant application guidelines, are available on the Society’s web site here.