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Eight local non-profit groups awarded grants for community projects

​City Council today awarded grants to financially assist capital enhancement projects for eight local non-profit groups and their community-use facilities. The recipients of the annual Community Capital Project Grant (CCPG) this year include local organizations involved in seniors, youth, recreation and cultural activities.

The approved CCPG total this year is $377,958.81, funded by the program's annual $450,000 budget. Individual grants range from approximately $7,000 to $100,000 and will go toward projects with a combined total value of approximately $1.2 million.

"This grant program continues to be very successful in supporting local non-profit groups to complete capital projects that create more opportunities and increase accessibility for their members and the community," said Mayor Chris Spearman. "Council also understands there are financial stresses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and we believe it is important to balance fiscal responsibility with helping to move the economy forward through local job creation."

The CCPG program allows local not-for-profits to undertake capital projects with funding support of up to one-third of the total project cost, up to a maximum of $200,000. Organizations are eligible to apply every two years.

The program 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.

The City of Lethbridge's annual Federal GST rebates, as well as money returned to the program through completed, under-expended and cancelled projects from past years, are used to fund the program.

Please refer to the attached Backgrounder for more information.

 

Media Contact:
Nick Kuhl, Communications Consultant
City of Lethbridge

403.320.4978

nick.kuhl@lethbridge.ca

 

Backgrounder: 2020 City of Lethbridge Community Capital Grant Recipients

 

Lethbridge City Council has approved the following eight qualifying applications for the 2020 Community Capital Project Grant, totaling $377,958.81:

 

Lethbridge Minor Hockey                                                                    $100,000

Lethbridge Minor Softball Club                                                           $70,000

Lethbridge & Region Community Housing Corporation                    $66,000

Elim Society for Senior Citizens Care                                                   $65,893.33

Lethbridge Community Bingo Association                                         $23,404.35

Southern Alberta Ethnic Association                                                   $22,845.40

Nord-bridge Senior Citizens Association                                            $22,684.70

Lethbridge Disc Golf Association                                                         $7,131.03