Local charity Big Hearts Small City is looking for partnerships to secure reliable future funding.
Founder Jason Surette says they applied for two grants this year, including one from the United Way, which they didn't get.
"We applied for a certain amount and they did not approve it, so we couldn't go back and change it. That kind of fell through for us, which was going to be our major funding for 2018."
Surette says they haven't yet received a response about their application to the City of Moncton for a Quality of Life grant.
Good news for us in #Moncton #NB our charity will not have to close after a lot of media attention. We got enough people to keep us operational. Still a ways to go but we will not close. No financial donations in 2018 yet! pic.twitter.com/QEX3dRi9Cj
— Big Heart Small City (@bigheartscity) January 27, 2018
He says their new board of directors has experience writing grant applications, and he expects this will help them secure more reliable funding in the future.
Surette says while he is always grateful for every dollar donated to them, grants would help make their finances a little more predictable.