A free workshop that aims to help local non-profit groups is set to be held today (Thursday) at the Merritt Civic Centre in Room 2. Community Futures Nicola Valley, United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo and the Merritt Social Planning Council are combining with Enterprising Non-Profits to present the workshop.

“Our role with this workshop is to help promote it in the community,” said Kelly Donaldson, member of the Merritt Social Planning Council. “Merritt is made up of so many non-profit groups and many of the groups I sit on are non-profit and we are all fighting for the same piece of the pie. Enterprising Non-Profits is another way to look at sustainability for non-profits.”

The group has given money to the Walk of Stars and nearly $350,000 is donated each year throughout B.C.

Grant applications will be available at the workshop.

The Merritt Civic Centre is located at 1950 Mamette Ave.