City Council today awarded matching grants to 16 local non-profit groups to support capital enhancement projects for community-use facilities. This year's recipients of the annual Community Capital Project Grant (CCPG) include local organizations involved in cultural, youth, arts, recreation and family support activities.
The total of all approved CCPG grants this year is $466,626, funded by the program's annual $450,000 budget and $16,626 in surplus carried forward from previous years. Amounts of individual grants range from about $3,500 to $100,000 which will go toward projects with a combined total value of $1.5 million.
Organizations are eligible to apply every two years for up to $200,000 per project to fund one-third of the total project cost.
"The high number of applicants every year to this program indicates how valuable it is to our community," said Mayor Chris Spearman. "The Community Capital Project Grant program is an amazing way to leverage a small grant from the City to attract contributions from multiple sources to meet our community's needs."
Federal GST rebates to the City of Lethbridge are used each year to fund the program. It was established by the City in 2004 to support not-for-profit societies' ability to expand and upgrade community-use facilities as well as strengthen their capacity to provide services for their members and the broader community
Please refer to the Backgrounder below for more information.
Gerald Gauthier, Communications Consultant
City of Lethbridge
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2017 City of Lethbridge Community Capital Grant Recipients
Lethbridge City Council has approved the following 16 qualifying applications for the 2017 Community Capital Project Grant, totaling $466,626:
Kiwanis Club/Park Meadows School Parent Council $100,000
Little League District 1 $82,500
Opokaa'sin Early Intervention Society $63,939
Southern Alberta Ethnic Association $38,707
Boys and Girls Club $33,401
Interfaith Food Bank $23,351
Lethbridge Association for Community Living $21,300
Henderson Stadium Society $18,500
Italian Canadian Club $15,000
Southern Alberta Taiko Society $13,734
Lethbridge Dragon Boat Association $10,000
Lethbridge BMX Association $8,216
Lethbridge Skating Club $8,000
Society of the Centre Francophone of Lethbridge $6,667
Canadian Bhutanese Society $3,522