By Sarah Klein
WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government will spend $3.7 million to fund 175 projects approved through the Community Places Program in municipalities across the province.
The non-profit and community-led organizations will share in the funding to build, upgrade, expand or acquire community facilities.
“We see the tangible impact of this funding in our communities every day,” said Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox.
“With this level of support, local community organizations across the province can ensure all Manitobans have continued access to safe, updated and inclusive spaces to enjoy now and in the future.”
Funding grant recipients must also contribute to project costs, often through local fundraising efforts, grants from other sources, or donated labour and materials.
Another 47 projects were approved through the new Community Support Small Grants program, which supports Manitoba’s non-profit and community-led organizations to build capacity, and support community-driven goals that have a public benefit. Another three projects were approved through the Community Planning Assistance Grants program.
A full list of funding recipients can be found below.