Posted on Jun 9, 2017
Grants within the Community
One of the distinct pleasures of my position as MLA for Stony Plain is the opportunity to deliver grant cheques to non-profit organizations who serve our communitites. The most recent round of funding represents successful applicants who applied in the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2016. Funding is provided by the Community Facility Enhancement Program and Community Initiatives Program through Alberta Culture and Tourism.
Through these presentations, I get to meet the volunteers involved, experience their passion, see the project, learn about the impact on the community and carry their messages and goals forward.
This round of grants included funding for the following projects:
Forest Green Parent Council: A new playground for Forest Green School
Smithfield Community Hall Society: A new septic system for the Smithfield Hall
Blueberry Community League: A new roof for the Blueberry Hall
Alberta Parenting for the Future Association: A new kitchen for the Family Connection Centre
Graminia Community School Foundation: Communication monitors for the school
The Parkland Potters Guild: New pottery wheels
MOMS Canada: Funding for programs supporting single mothers
Stony Plain Cowboy Gathering Society: Funding for the 2017 Music & Art Gathering
The Carvel Ukrainian Cultural Society: Funding for facility improvements.
I am pleased to support community organizations and my office has resources available for those looking for where to start or some assistance with the application process.