Sunday, December 4, 2022

City Council approves over $450,000 in community grants to ten non-profits

Ten local no-profit organziations will share in $450,000 in city grant money.

The funding is from the Community Capital Grant program and will be used by the groups to make improvements to their facilities and equipment.

Lori Harasem is the Rec and Culture Development Manager for the City of Lethbridge. She says it’s exciting to see how much some of these community groups are growing. “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. It also allows them to access other sources of funding from all levels of government, foundations and donations.”

The funding is sourced through the operating budget and money that’s been returned to the grant program from completed and cancelled projects from previous years.

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Mayor Chris Spearman notes when the City partners with not-for-profits who provide supports in our community, they’re investing in a positive future for Lethbridge. “Providing financial support for these not-for-profit groups is a way to ensure there are inclusive services and programs available for our residents.”

Approved 2019 Grant Projects

* $200,000 – Lethbridge Oldtimers Sports Association
* $122,684 – Interfaith Food Bank Society
* $60,300 – Lethbridge Kyodokan Judo Club
* $25,000 – Big Brothers Big Sisters
* $23,595 – 5th on 5th Youth Services
* $21,314 – Ability Resource Association
* $20,881 – Lethbridge Economic Development Initiative Society
* $6,000 – Canadian Bhutanese Society
* $2,544 – Lethbridge Curling Club
* $1,400 – Dragonboat Association of Southern Alberta

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