The December 31 deadline is fast approaching for applications to the Centre Projects Fund.

The Centre Projects Fund was created by National Council in February 2006 with the intention that it provide funding for special initiatives at the centre level. Revenue comes from Sustaining Memberships and donations directed specifically to the Centre Projects Fund. The Centre Project Fund Trust Declaration clearly details the intended uses for these funds as well as the expectations of centres who receive grants.

Applications for funds which will benefit a large number of people, for example, the entire membership of a centre, will be looked at favourably by the trustees. In addition, centres who intend to raise a large percentage of the funding they need, say 50%, will also receive favourable attention. Please remember that any application must have approval from the applying Centre's Council.

Centre grants for special projects have been in place in the Society for over 30 years. It is hoped that this fund, with ongoing funding from donations from members will see many exciting new initiatives come to life at Centres which will in turn help us all to fulfill the Society’s mandate which is “to stimulate interest and to promote and increase knowledge in astronomy and related sciences”.

The trust declaration currently resides on the RASC web site at

Please contact the undersigned if you have any questions.


Randy Attwood
Centre Projects Fund Trustee
Patrice Scattolin
Centre Projects Fund Trustee


eNews date: 
Thursday, November 29, 2007