Community to benefit from Recreation and Culture Grant allocations

The City has approved a number of grants, but is still seeking applicants for the remainder of the funding available.

  • Apr. 4, 2017 4:00 p.m.

The City of Lacombe is pleased to announce projects approved to receive funding from the 2017 Recreation and Culture Grant Program, which supports new local programs and services that enhance the quality of life of Lacombe residents through recreation and/or culture. This is the fourth year of the grant program.

“We are excited to collaborate with these organizations to provide fun new recreation and culture opportunities through this grant program,” said Recreation and Culture Manager Sandi Stewart. “The approved 2017 projects will benefit many in our community; local youth can enjoy new unique activities during Lacombe Days and the proposed indoor mini-stick rink at Youth Unlimited, families can enjoy spending time together playing badminton, and everyone can learn about heritage arts through the Lacombe and District Historical Society’s new gardening project.”

The City provided $8000 to facilitate the 2017 Recreation and Culture Grant Program. Grant submissions totalling almost $22,000 were received for consideration, and the Lacombe and District Recreation Parks and Culture Board approved the allocation of $5248.

Below is a list of organizations who received funding through the 2017 Recreation and Culture Grant Program:

-Lacombe Days, youth event – $1000

-Lacombe Rotary Daybreak Club, family badminton – $700

-YU Turn, indoor mini-stick rink – $3000

-Lacombe Historical Society, heritage gardening – $548

Community groups are encouraged to apply for the $2752 in grant funds still available at www.lacombe.ca/recgrant.

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