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EBM Series: Part 2

Economic Benefits to the Community

Steele Creek Bridge Project 2022

Introducing the Legacy Fund

A Community Forest Economic Impact Initiative

We are often asked "What is a Community Forest?" The answer is found right in our name: We Are Community.

The Community Forest is responsible for roughly 1% of the logging on the Sunshine Coast and 100% of the financial benefits are invested into our communities through programs, donations and grants. An important part of this is the Sunshine Coast Community Forest Legacy Fund, which has been providing grants for projects that offer lasting benefit to the Lower Sunshine Coast community for almost 10 years. The Community Forest has contributed over 3.3 million to the Legacy Fund since it was created in 2014, and interest earned grows the fund each year, providing long-term economic benefit for generations of our community.

Did you Know?

One of the first grants from the Legacy Fund was $100k to restore the iconic Davis Bay Wharf. This great leveraged $150k in provincial funding and was made possible through volunteer efforts of the local community association and other generous supporters. This is just on elf 60 stories about the difference our grants have made to the community. To learn about some of the others or how to apply for funding check out our page:

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