On Monday City Council announced the 2017 Community Grant recipients at the Public Council meeting. The community grants aim to support initiatives that provide benefits to residents in our community. These benefits may arise through the development of local partnerships, or by providing opportunities that encourage community participation in programs, activities and events. The total amount awarded for in 2017 is $249, 500.
This year fourteen organizations received Community Grants:
Total grants awarded last night:
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Arts & Community Programs Grants
Community Organization Grants
Community Service Grants
Special Event Grants
* we provide additional funding for special events, scholarships; and the Greater Board of Trade Tourism Chalet (12.63%).
In addition to providing Community Grants the City of Corner Brook provides associated and maintenance costs for space provided to the Rotary Arts Centre; Bay of Islands Search & Rescue; and SPCA. We provide a community room for groups to use at City Hall. These costs are estimated to be over $106,000 per year.
These grants have been established to provide a viable and sustainable future in partnership with our community. Through the Grant Program we assist in the establishment of projects, services and facilities in Corner Brook that respond to changing community needs.
Corner Brook City Council congratulates all the recipients of a 2017 Community Grants and wishes each organization best wishes with their initiatives.
Mayor Charles Pender