Time has flown by, and we are now going on our 4th year of awarding our community’s charitable organizations and causes with Sharing Success Grants. CoBank and their customers began the Sharing Success program in 2012 as a grass-roots effort to award grants to groups who could most effectively benefit their communities. CoBank and their customers have together contributed tens of millions of dollars to groups such as volunteer fire departments, local schools, and hunger relief programs.
Lane-Scott began participating in 2020, providing grants to organizations who benefit a community or communities who receive electric service from Lane-Scott, or who’s purpose benefits members of Lane-Scott. Examples of CoBank awarded grants include – building upgrades and repairs, handicap accessibility projects, upgraded technology, aid to programs that offer a service to the community, food banks, fire departments, public library programs, child development programs, ministry programs, cemetery marker restoration, health center equipment, recreation commission projects, etc. The possibilities are endless!
We are awarding up to four $1,000 grants again this year!
The application period for this year begins the first of January and end April 3, 2023. Organizations are allowed only one application per year and can be made electronically online at www.lanescott.coop/cobank-sharing-success-grant-program, by printing the application form from our website, or can be picked up at our office at 410 S. High St., Dighton. The application requires a description of the organization, the purpose in which the grant will be used, and who will benefit from the grant. The project must also serve a public purpose.
We look forward to another year of helping our local organizations with their programs and projects! Please pass along this information to anyone you know of who could benefit from this opportunity.