City Council today awarded matching grants to 15 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 $460,148, funded by the program's annual $450,000 budget and $10,148 in unexpended funds carried forward from projects in previous years. Amounts of individual grants range from approximately $2,800 to $74,000 which will go toward projects with a combined total value of $1.4 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 consistently high number of applicants to this program every year indicates how valuable it is to our community," said Mayor Chris Spearman. "The Community Capital Project Grant program is an a effective way to leverage a small grant from the City to attract contributions from multiple sources to meet capital needs of organizations that do valuable work in our city."
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 on this year's grant recipients.
Gerald Gauthier, Communications Consultant
City of Lethbridge
Backgrounder: 2018 City of Lethbridge Community Capital Grant Recipients
Lethbridge City Council has approved the following 15 qualifying applications for the 2018 Community Capital Project Grant, totaling $460,148:
Henderson Stadium Society $74,112
Friends of the Helen Schuler Nature Centre $65,000
Lethbridge Soccer Association $56,803
Prairie Baseball Academy Society $52,000
Lethbridge Community Bingo Association $49,890
Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization $30,000
Lethbridge Family Services $26,639
West Wind Gymnastics Club $25,000
Allied Arts Council $24,866
Lethbridge North Little League Baseball Association $22,500
Chinook Country Shooters $16,500
Lethbridge Columbus Club $6,117
Lethbridge Community Taiko Association $4,000
New West Theatre $3,892
Southern Alberta Individualized Planning Association $2,829