PWRDF to receive matching funds for tsunami relief

The federal government has agreed to add the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund to its list of organizations that will receive matching federal funds for the money it raises for the tsunami disaster in south Asia.

A federal committee agreed with the PWRDF position that it meets the criteria set out by CIDA, in light of its association with Action by Churches Together (ACT) International.

The federal government will match funds donated by individual Canadians to Canadian-recognized non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are already involved on the ground in responding to the South and Southeast Asia crisis and have a record of achieving results. Matching is based on proposals submitted to CIDA’s International Humanitarian Assistance (IHA) program.

Currently 21 organizations have been listed on CIDA’s website as eligible for matching funds.

As of Jan. 4, PWRDF has designated $80,000 for tsunami response; this included a grant of $50,000 to the global emergency relief appeal that is coordinated by ACT International and $30,000 for PWRDF partners in long-term development programs in the affected areas.

For further information please contact:
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund
80 Hayden Street, Toronto On M4Y 3G2
Tel: 416-924-9192
Toll free: 1-888-308-7973
Fax: 416-924-3483

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