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Lacombe FCSS announces 2018 Community Grant Program recipients

$31,500 to be dispersed through the annual funding grant program

The City of Lacombe and the Lacombe and District FCSS announces that several projects have been approved for funding through the 2018 Community Grant Program.

The external grant program for FCSS is designed to support social service programs that are preventive in nature, promote and enhance the well-being of individuals, families and the community, according to a press release from FCSS and the City of Lacombe.

“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 2018 approved projects will benefit many in our community and also address the FCSS goal of providing supports across the lifespan.”

Three new initiatives will come into affect this year including Connect Parent Group, new programs at the Kozy Korner Senior’s Centre and new conflict skills training at the Centre for Peace and Justice.

FCSS grant funding will also continue to assist Big Brother Big Sisters, CYU Stepping Stones and Volunteer Link programs.

The City of Lacombe has provided FCSS with additional funds to facilitate the 2018 Community Grant programs.

Big Brothers Big Sisters will receive $10,912 for community mentoring; Youth Unlimited will receive $5,138 and $3,062 for their Youth Drop-in Program and Stepping stones respectively; Volunteer link will receive $5,725 for their office operations; Lacombe Lifelong Learning will receive $4,600 for the Connect Parent Group; Kozy Korner Senior’s will receive $1,063 for special events; and the Centre for Peace and Justice will receive $1,000 — all totalling $31,500.

-Submitted by the City of Lacombe and the Lacombe and District FCSS

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