This week, AHI received word that applications from a number of heritage organizations for funding under the Job Creation Partnership Program (JCP) have been turned down. With the next round of funding applying to projects with a start date between September and November, 2013, the failure to receive funding is a serious blow to organizations that were depending on JCP to help staff their sites and/or undertake initiatives during the current tourist season.
As most of you are aware, JCP funding plays a major role in the development and delivery of heritage programming in Newfoundland and Labrador. Last year, 28 communities/community-based organizations, located right across this province, used JCP funding to hire front-line interpretive staff. In fact, nearly 20% of the total number of projects approved for JCP funding during the 2012-13 grant period focused on the planning, research and/or presentation of heritage. If program priorities have changed, we need to know ... and act!
How have you fared? Was your JCP application successful? We want to know. As always, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org