By Don Norman
Municipal Relations Minister Rochelle Squires announced funding of over $150,000 for local community development projects on Tuesday, November 12. The funds are part of a $6 million funding announcement for grants to support 203 projects for municipalities, non-profit and community-led organizations across the province.
“Our government is committed to building thriving communities that provide a high quality of life for Manitobans”, said Squires. “The funding announced today has a focus on increasing our community capacity and promoting sustainability for our non-profit organizations.”
The local funding included a $75,000 grant for the Town of Powerview-Pine Falls Get in The Hoop program – a project that the Town of Powerview-Pine Falls is planning for the Village Green.
The existing double tennis court is going to be converted into a combination tennis court, basketball court and pickleball court.
Other local funding included a $75,000 grant for the Grand Marais Recreational Association for the Grand Marais Multi Purpose Room and a $979 grant for Wings of Power to weather and theft-proof their household donation box.
Eligible applicants for the new Building Sustainable Communities Program include non-profit organizations, charitable organizations, municipalities, and northern affairs community councils. The program will provide a maximum provincial contribution of up to 50 per cent of total eligible project costs to a maximum grant of $75,000.