Local community organizations should polish their grant writing skills as Valley Partnership is looking for its next 2017 community project.

The Valley Partnership Community Project focuses on upgrading the exteriors of local charities. Types of charities selected usually benefit children and are unable to get funding from other sources.

Valley Partnership has been hosting its annual community project for 30 years, contributing $3.8 million to the community. Last year, Valley Partnership created a fitness park at a local children’s home.

Deadline for grant applications is Friday, April 7 and a site inspection and interview are required to qualify. Final selections will be made on Wednesday, June 14.

Valley Partnership members will volunteer on the first Saturday of November, making exterior upgrades to the selected organization.