Lethbridge, AB – More than $450,000 has been approved to support ten local not-for-profit groups in Lethbridge.
City Council voted to approve funding under the Community Capital Grant program for several Lethbridge community groups who are looking to make improvements to facilities and equipment.
"Providing financial support for these not-for-profit groups is a way to ensure there are inclusive services and programs available for our residents," says Mayor Chris Spearman. "When we partner with not-for-profit groups who provide supports for our community, we're investing in a positive future for our city."
The community groups who received support included the Lethbridge Oldtimers Sports Association, the Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge, the Lethbridge Kyodokan Judo club, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lethbridge and District and Lethbridge Youth Foundation/5th on 5th Youth Services.
Lori Harasem, City of Lethbridge Recreation and Culture Development Manager, says the approved funding is going towards projects that provide a range of different services to the community.
"This grant program continues to be very successful in supporting not-for-profits to complete capital projects that create more opportunities and increase accessibility for their members and the community," says Harasem. "It also allows them to access other sources of funding from all levels of government, foundations and donations."
The funding which totaled $483,718.50, is sourced through the operating budget and funds that have been returned to the grant program from completed and cancelled projects from previous years.
Carly Kleisinger, Communications
City of Lethbridge
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