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Community grant program recipients announced


The Lacombe & District FCSS and the City of Lacombe have announced the projects approved to receive funding via the 2024 Community Grant Program.

Funded by the City of Lacombe and administered by FCSS, this program fosters collaboration with applicants, ensuring strategic allocation of grants to empower individuals, families, and the community, noted a release.

This year, $42,750 has been made available.

“The City of Lacombe’s commitment to preventative social programs is valued, and we’re immensely grateful for their unwavering support in bringing the FCSS Community Grant Program to fruition,” said Crystal Zens, executive director of the Lacombe and District FCSS.

“Together, with the tireless efforts of non-profit agencies, we’re building a community where everyone thrives.”

Funding will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters community mentoring ($11,500), Youth Unlimited Youth 360 ($4,000), Volunteer Link community assistance ($3,500), Lacombe Performing Arts’ Music for People with Dementia ($2,400), The Broom Tree Foundation ‘Broom Tree Sisters’ Program ($9,550), BGC of Wolf Creek out-of-school programs ($9,800), and the Lacombe Pride Weekend ($2,000).