WINNIPEG — Winnipeg has agreed to fund renovations for five city-owned community centres.
The project funding was approved through the Community Centre Renovation Grant (CCRG) program. The projects are a combined total of $146,147 in grant funding. Since the program’s inception, the city has invested more than $5.9 million towards 151 different community centre applications for renovations across the city.
Gateway Recreation Centre Inc., Tuxedo Community Centre, Valour Community Centre Inc., Park City West Community Club and Maples Recreation Association Inc. all received grants.
The CCRG program was adopted by council in 2012. It aims to ensure that city-owned, board-run community centres can access the assistance required to complete facility repairs and allows them the ability to set programming priorities.
The program provides a maximum of $965,000 in total annual funding for community centres to access in support of 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: a spring intake in March and a fall intake in October. October 2018 was the 14th application period for the program.