ALGEHR Symposium Endowment Fund (SEF) Grant
In 1992, the Alberta Guild hosted a very successful International Symposium, with ringers attending from Korea, Japan, Great Britain, USA, Australia, Chile and Canada. It was a major undertaking begun with very little funding, but resulting in a surplus thanks to greater than expected ticket sales, frugal planning and successful Post-Symposium tours. In April of 1994, the Board wisely arranged for the money to be invested in safe, interest-bearing funds, with the interest to be used to further the mission of the Alberta Guild of English Handbell Ringers.
Each year the interest funds ALGEHR’s SEF Grant program and the Composer Competition.
The purpose of the Endowment Fund grant program is to provide financial assistance to individuals, bell groups or event organizers for projects that support the Alberta Guild’s mission statement. The five categories under which one can apply are of equal value and weighting – International Symposia, Provincial workshops or programs, capital purchases, outreach and scholarships.