HRM Community grants awarded to District 2 groups
FALL RIVER: Six community groups connected to District 2 were awarded more than $50,000 total in community grants by the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM).
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HRM handed out grants to 56 groups totalling more than $400,000 for the upcoming 2012-13 budget year. The grants were approved at HRM regional council on May 22. The recommendations for the grants were put forward by Grants committee chairman Barry Dalrymple, who is also the regional council representative for Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank, after a discussion at a grants committee meeting.
The LWF (Lakeview-Windsor Junction-Fall River) Firemenís Association received a capital grant of up to $6,300 of 40 per cent of total costs recommended for roof repairs. The group operates the LWF Community Hall and had applied for $15,700 for roof repairs and deck repairs at a cost of $4,100. The grant is conditional pending confirmation of cost-share.
The Windsor Junction Community Centre (WJCC) Society/LWF Ratepayers Association has received $10,000 towards plans to expand the facility. The WJCC offers summer swimming and lifeguard programs for children and youth and a clubhouse for adults. The expansion project is estimated to cost $50,000.
A floating dock, shoreline upgrades, and signage funding was applied for by the Shubenacadie Canal Commission. The non-profit organization is looking at increasing access to Lake Thomas, so the Canal Commission proposed the installation of mobile floating docks. With the upgrades and signage included, they had requested $23,730 as a capital grant. HRM awarded the group $8,740 for the purchase of a publicly accessible floating dock for Lake Thomas. The municipalityís contribution isnít to exceed 50 per cent of costs, and is dependent on confirmation of the Canal Commissionís 50 per cent cost-share.
HRMís grant to the Grand Lake/Oakfield Community Centre Society means the playground the group has been fundraising to construct will occur. HRM awarded the group $10,000, putting them past the $100,000 goal they needed to make the dream of youth Haley Hines become a reality.
The Sackville Rivers Association has received a project grant of $1,793 towards repairs to its fish-way. They had requested $5,000 for the installation of an addition; in-stream structures, repairs to the Sackville River and Harveyís Brook, and the purchase of water testing equipment.
HRM has granted Halifax Ground Search and Rescue $15,000 towards facility upgrades at their Lakeview headquarters, including expansion. The total cost for its planned expansion is $147,500.
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