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Nine City Community Centres Receive Renovation Grants

May 14, 2019 2:23 PM | News

Dakota Community Centre

Dakota Community Centre (DUBYTS COMMUNICATIONS)

Nine Winnipeg-owned community centres are receiving a funding boost to undertake renovations.

The city announced Tuesday the combined investment of $407,209.03 in grant funding through the Community Centre Renovation Grant program.

“Community centres play an integral part in building healthy and thriving communities, and it’s important to keep these existing assets up-to-date, safe, and accessible,” said Mayor Brian Bowman.

The community centres receiving grants are Dakota, Tyndall Park, Melrose Park, Varsity View, Oxford Heights, Southdale, Transcona East End, Weston Memorial and Winakwa.

Each community centre applicant is eligible for 100 percent support of project costs to a maximum of $50,000 per project each calendar year. City council approved an increase in the grant program in March 2019 to a total of $100,000 each. A review is currently underway to determine evaluation criteria for applicants who seek fundings under the increased budget.