Applications for 2020 funding being accepted

United Way of North Central Arkansas has announced they are starting a new cycle of funding and initiative work for 2020. Interested non-profit agencies working in the areas of education, financial stability and health are invited to submit an application for United Way funding.

To be considered, applications must be completed and filed with the United Way office by 2 p.m. June 14. An applying organization must be a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization providing a direct and meaningful service to the people of Cleburne, Independence, Izard, Sharp and/or Stone counties, and must have been in existence for at least two years.

"This is the opportunity we have to put the money we raised back into the community," said Kimberly Tucker, United Way executive director, "being able to fund the agencies that do so much good work in our communities is very rewarding."

United Way's yearly campaign funds partner agencies and initiatives dedicated to improving the quality of life in their respective communities.

United Way of North Central Arkansas is in the middle of its 2019-2020 campaign, which will be closing soon and is just over 75% away from reaching its fundraising goal. United Way resources help children and youth succeed, strengthen and support families, promote self-sufficiency and support vulnerable and aging populations.

For those in need of an application for funding or for those interested in giving to the United Way community fund, contact the United Way office at 870-793-5991 or