NHEC Foundation Supports Communities With $54,000 in Grants

PLYMOUTH, NH – The New Hampshire Electric Co-op Foundation (NHEC Foundation) awarded 12 grants in June totaling $54,395 to organizations throughout New Hampshire.  The following organizations received grants ranging from $2,000 – $7,500.  Carroll County RSVP,  Easterseals New Hampshire, Gibson Center for Senior Services, Lakes Region Community Services, LISTEN Community Services, Local Foods Plymouth, NH Audubon, New Hampshire Public Radio, Pemi Youth Center, Reach High Scholars Program (Raymond), Squam Lakes Association, White Horse Addiction Center.

The NHEC Foundation is funded by the generosity of over 40,000 New Hampshire Electric Co-op members who participate in the Round Up Program. Participating members agree to have their monthly electric bill rounded up to the next dollar, which enables the NHEC Foundation to award quarterly grants as well as scholarships to the children of NHEC members.  To learn more about the NHEC Foundation, enroll in the Round Up Program or apply for a Foundation grant, please visit www.nhec.com/nhec-foundation.

Project Care Waiving Referral Requirements for May 2020

In response to the economic upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, NHEC has made it easier for members in need to access help through its Project Care assistance program.

For the month of May 2020, the Project Care Board of Directors has waived the requirement that members obtain a referral from a social service agency to apply for financial assistance. If you have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, you can apply for assistance to pay your electric bill through Project Care, even if you have never needed financial assistance before. See further information in the Project Care application here.

Project Care is a tax-exempt charitable organization that was formed in 1990 to assist NHEC members in need with their electric bills. Since that time, we have helped thousands of members pay their electric bills. Members eligible to receive Project Care funds will receive a credit applied to their NHEC bill.

To apply, please call our Member Solutions department at 1-800-698-2007 or fill out the application here.

New Hampshire Electric Co-op Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2020

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The New Hampshire Electric Co-op Foundation (NHEC Foundation) is now accepting applications for the 2020 scholarship program.   

 The NHEC Foundation will award six $1,500 scholarships in 2020 (one of which will be reserved for a student entering a vocational/technical institution) to support and enhance the education and resulting careers of our members and their children.  Applicants must be at least a senior in high school at the time of applying and must be either a Co-op member or the child/dependent of a Co-op member. College and non-traditional students are eligible and welcome to apply. The deadline for applications is April 24, 2020.

For eligibility criteria and scholarship applications for both programs, please visit the Community tab on our website at www.nhec.com or call 603-536-8884.

 The NHEC Foundation is funded by the generosity of over 40,000 New Hampshire Electric Co-op members who participate in the Round Up Program. Participating members agree to have their monthly electric bill rounded up to the next dollar with the proceeds benefiting the NHEC Foundation.  To learn more about the NHEC Foundation, enroll in the Round Up Program or apply for a Foundation grant, please visit www.nhec.com/nhec-foundation.

 New Hampshire Electric Co-op is a member-led electric distribution cooperative serving 84,000 homes and businesses in 115 New Hampshire communities. www.nhec.com.

 

 

NHEC Foundation Grant Supports Warm Clothes and Winter Fun for Russell Elementary School

NHEC Foundation Grant Supports Warm Clothes and Winter Fun for Russell Elementary School

PLYMOUTH, NH – Winter programs for students at Russell Elementary School in Rumney got a boost recently, thanks to a $2,000 grant from the New Hampshire Electric Co-op Foundation.

Eighty-nine children participate in the school’s winter program that offers activities like skiing, snowboarding, skating and gymnastics. The grant will help to cover the shortfall in fees collected from parents to enable children to participate in the winter activity of their choice. A portion of the grant money will also support the purchase of warm clothing for students in need.

 

The NHEC Foundation is funded by the generosity of over 40,000 New Hampshire Electric Co-op members who participate in the Round Up Program. Participating members agree to have their monthly electric bill rounded up to the next dollar with the proceeds benefiting the NHEC Foundation.  To learn more about the NHEC Foundation, enroll in the Round Up Program or apply for a Foundation grant, please visit www.nhec.com/nhec-foundation.

New Hampshire Electric Co-op is a member-led electric distribution cooperative serving 84,000 homes and businesses in 115 New Hampshire communities. www.nhec.com.