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FCSS Community Grant Program to benefit a number of organizations in Lacombe

The program will help to support a number of initiatives throughout the City.

  • Apr. 10, 2017 1:00 p.m.

The Lacombe & District FCSS Board of Directors and the City of Lacombe are pleased to announce the projects approved to receive funding for the 2017 Community Grant Program.

The annual external grant program for Lacombe & District FCSS is designed to support local social service programs that are preventive in nature and promote and enhance the well-being of individuals, families and the community.

“Lacombe & District FCSS is pleased to partner with the City and community organizations to address community needs and help support individuals and families,” said Lacombe & District FCSS Executive Director Susan MacDonald.

“The 2017 approved projects will benefit many in our community, local children and youth through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe and District and Central Alberta Youth Unlimited/YFC programs, teenage moms will be supported through the Stepping Stones program, local seniors will be supported through the efforts of Volunteer Link programs, and the newly formed Lacombe Community Watch Association will receive support for their safe community initiatives.”

The City of Lacombe has provided Lacombe & District FCSS with additional funds to facilitate the 2017 Community Grant Program. The available funding for 2017 is $22,000, which has been made available to community groups engaged in preventative social programs.

“The recipient groups are to be commended for the great work they do along with their volunteers, who contribute so much to their organizations and work very hard to make their programs and services available to Lacombe and area residents,” said City of Lacombe Community Services Director Brenda Vaughan.

“The City of Lacombe is cognizant of the significance of the not-for-profit sector, and the development of this grant program is a way to support these groups in their endeavours, which help to make us a stronger and more caring community.”

A total of $22,000 was distributed among four groups: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Lacombe Community Watch Association, Youth Unlimited and Volunteer Link.

The groups are looking to provide a number of programs that will primarily benefit youth in the community, but also to provide assistance for other demographics in the community.

-Mendonsa

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