Grant applications being accepted

WHITEVILLE — Community grants from the Good Shepherd Fund are now available and applications are being accepted.

The Good Shepherd Fund, Inc. is a non-profit board comprised of community members interested in the prevention of substance abuse. The Good Shepherd Fund operates off the interest earned from the sale of the Good Shepherd Home at Lake Waccamaw. The investment interest is to be distributed in the form of grants to community agencies for substance abuse prevention and education.

The grant deadline is March 11.

Community agencies in Columbus, Bladen, Robeson, New Hanover and Brunswick counties in North Carolina and Horry County of South Carolina are eligible for grant funds.

The Good Shepherd Fund is dedicated to helping fund non-profit organizations that supply intervention and/or prevention of alcohol and substance abuse. Each year mini grants are awarded on a competitive basis to selected non-profit or governmental agencies. Applications with original signatures must be received by 5 p.m. on March 11.

For an electronic version of the application, e-mail or call 910-640-6607.

Applications should be mailed to: Good Shepherd Fund, Inc., P.O. Box 602, Whiteville, N.C. 28472. No emailed or faxed copies will be accepted. Phone inquiries can be made to Chairperson Phyllis Greene at 910-641-3996, or Secretary Renee’ Kellihan at 910-640-6607.