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Who Qualifies For Funding

  1. Monetary aid is given for travel and accommodation for medical treatment, and covers that which is not supplied by other groups or agencies.
  2. Support is given to families of children who need to travel out of the area due to illness or an accident before their 19th birthday.
  3. The families being supported must live within the area: North to South - Meadow Creek/Argenta, Hwy 31 to Nelway; East to West - Balfour to Playmor junction, South Slocan, and everywhere in between. Also, children living outside these exact boundaries, but registered with a School District #8, may be considered.
  4. A signed application must be completed and submitted to the foundation. Applications may be submitted by email, text, or mail.
  5. Except under extraneous circumstances, applications received 6 months after the child’s medical treatment will not be considered.

How To Apply

  1. Complete application form (paper copies available at 518 Lake St., Nelson).
  2. Submit form by scan/email to:
  3. Mail or box-drop at:
    Nelson and Area Friends of the Family
    Box B - 518 Lake St.
    Nelson BC
    V1L 4C6
    Note: NFOF only has a mailbox, not an office space.
  4. After applying, please call if you haven’t been contacted within a few days.
  5. Process

    1. Your application will be processed by the Board of Directors as soon as it is received.
    2. You will be contacted by the administrator within a few days to advise you of the status of your application and our support.
    3. Upon approval, arrangements will be made to get the funds to you. Direct e-transfers may be arranged.


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