KidSport Fort Saskatchewan recently received a large amount of help from the Aviva Community Fund.
 
Each year, Aviva donates money to projects across Canada. Community groups submit their project ideas and people can vote to show their support for the group. The top 50 project ideas each receive a $10,000 award.
 
On Nov.20, the official results were released and KidSport were one of the winners. KidSport is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance for low-income families so their children can participate in organized sporting activities.
 
Due to a large increase of applicants this year, KidSport is facing a shortage in funds. Janice Lupul, chairperson for KidSport told MIX 107 that this year they saw about a 30 per cent increase of applications from 2017.
 
"We've really worked hard in 2018 to increase our funding and we've applied for numerous grants and been successful with several of them. So we're really proud of ourselves and happy that we were able to receive as much funding as we did in 2018."
 
If the steady increase in applications continues, Lupul predicts they will fund close to $40,000 worth of aid towards local families.
 
"So that $10,000 will be a huge boost to us because it will be about 25 per cent of the funds that we're going to need in 2019."
 
They also received about $11,000 from their fundraiser at Pot's Bar and Grill recently.
 
The Families First Society applied to the Aviva Community Fund and also received the prize.
 
"I think Fort Saskatchewan's really fortunate. Both organizations that had an application project into Aviva were successful. I'm sure Families First is as excited as we are."

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