We support the Trades! The Nanaimo-Ladysmith Conservative EDA has set up a Scholarship Fund to provide bursaries to deserving students pursuing careers in the Trades through Vancouver Island University. Your contributions will help these students on their way to rewarding and fulfilling positions in these important positions. All donors will receive Tax Receipts for their contributions. December 31 is the deadline for contributions this year, and each individual is allowed to donate up to $1,550 this year. Political tax credits are generous, meaning that someone contributing $500 receives a $350 tax credit meaning the actual cost is $150; For $1,000 the tax credit is $558 for your actual cost of $442, and for $1,500, there's a $650 tax credit for actual cost of $850.