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Winnipeg awards renovation grants to 11 community centres

JOC News Service
Winnipeg awards renovation grants to 11 community centres

WINNIPEG, MAN. – Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman announced this month that 11 city-owned community centres will receive funding for renovations.

The Community Centre Renovation Grant (CCRG) Program received and approved 11 applications from the Spring 2017 intake period for a combined total of $506,238 in grant funding. Since the program’s inception, the city has invested over $4.6 million into 118 different community centre applications for renovations across the city.

The CCRG Program was adopted by council in 2012. The program ensures that city-owned, board-run community centres can access the assistance required to complete facility repairs and allow them the ability to set programming priorities.

The program provides up to $965,000 in total annual funding for community centres to support repairs, upgrades, retrofits, safety improvements and renovation projects. Each community centre applicant is eligible for 100 per cent support of project costs to a maximum of $50,000 per project per calendar year.

The program has two intake periods each year in the spring and fall. Spring 2017 is the 11th application period for the program.

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