Province Announces Funding for 24 Community Development Projects

June 11, 2019
PROVINCE ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR 24 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

Background Information
The Manitoba government will be providing up to $1.7 million in grants to support 24 projects for non-profit and community-led organizations across the province, Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton announced today.

“The province is committed to supporting projects that will meet the needs of communities while reducing red tape, simplifying access and reducing program administration,” said Wharton. “Our goal is to transform and modernize grant funding in order to increase community capacity and promote sustainability in non-profit organizations as well as increase positive outcomes.”

Earlier this year, the province announced the new $7.9-million Building Sustainable Communities Program would replace seven legacy grant programs that each had significant administration, rigid requirements and operated in silos. The new program was designed to respond to local neighbourhood, municipal and regional priorities with a focus on increasing community capacity while promoting sustainability for non-profit organizations.

“The Kinsmen and Kinettes Clubs of Stonewall wish to thank the government of Manitoba for its much-needed support through the Building Sustainable Communities Program for the community splash pad project in Stonewall Quarry Park,” said Chris Luellman, chair of the Splash Pad Committee. “This funding will allow for the completion of a much-needed community project that will impact the lives of all families located not only in Stonewall, but everyone in the region. Regardless of age or physical ability, everyone will be able to enjoy a safe, barrier-free outdoor activity.”

This initial wave of approvals enables 24 eligible, shovel-ready capital projects planned for the summer of 2019 to proceed, Wharton said, adding the department continues to review the remaining applications and further approvals are expected over the coming weeks and months.

For more information on the Building Sustainable Communities Program, visit http://www.manitobago.ca.

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