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City Council Awards $4,349,685 in Community Group Funding
Posted Date: 12/19/2018

$4,349,685 was awarded by City Council to 35 different community groups today through Community Group Funding.

The funding represents an increase from the original amount approved during budget deliberations. Today’s discussion focused on the value these community groups provide and therefore Council decided to increase the pool of funds available.   City Council continues to be committed to delivering an overall tax decrease for 2019. Surplus funds from 2018 will be used so as not to impact the planned tax decrease.

“The Community Group funding is a partnership between the City of Grande Prairie and local groups and agencies that provides immense value for our whole community. Through this funding we’re able to support community groups so they can use their expertise and knowledge to provide programs and services that meet our community’s needs and benefit the quality of life for all of our residents,” says Mayor Bill Given.

Recipients this year include:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grande Prairie and Area
  • Broadway Live Broadway Ltd.
  • Centre for Create Arts Society of Grande Prairie
  • Community Futures Spark Incubator
  • Disabled Transportation Society of Grande Prairie
  • Elks Hall
  • Grande Prairie Regional Innovation Network
  • Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association
  • Grade Three Reading Academy Society
  • Grande Prairie and District Golden Age Centre
  • Grande Prairie and District Victim Services Association
  • Grande Prairie and Area Safe Communities Committee
  • Grande Prairie Boys Choir
  • Grande Prairie Council for Lifelong Learning
  • Grande Prairie Curling Club
  • Grande Prairie Live Theatre
  • Grande Prairie Marching Band
  • Grande Prairie Public Library Board
  • Grande Prairie Soccer Association
  • Grande Prairie Sport Council
  • Grande Prairie Street Performers
  • Grande Prairie Technical Search and Rescue
  • Grande Prairie Youth Emergency Shelter Society
  • Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance
  • Nitehawk
  • Peace Libraries
  • Peace Regional Independent Media Arts Association
  • Peace Wapiti Speed Skating Club
  • Prairie Gallery Society
  • Reel Shorts Film Society
  • Rising Above Society
  • South Peace Regional Archives
  • Spinal Cord Injury Association of Alberta
  • St. Lawrence Community Support Association
  • STARS
  • Visitor Information Centre

Community Group Funding provides financial support to various community groups or agencies who provide programs and services that benefit the City of Grande Prairie and its residents. Funding is allocated based on approved budget resources, community needs and other established criteria. Each group must show outcomes and results of the funding.