The U-Links Centre for Community-Based Research is asking Algonquin Highlands for $2,500 to help grow research efforts in Haliburton County.

The organization does projects to help foster community development, including social services, culture and recreation, health, agriculture and the environment.

Project Coordinator Sonja Addison says Trent University provides funding but it’s not enough.

This program provides practical research experience for students from the school.

Addison says the township’s donation would help with their success in giving back to our communities.

She has asked council to consider the program in their 2017 budget.