Local Non-Profits Receive Funding from Town through MSI Operating Grant
The Town of Elk Point has approved funding requests from five (5) local non-profit groups and organizations through its Community Enhancement, Arts & Culture Endowment Grant Program. The program is funded by money made available through the Provincial Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) Funds.
Town of Elk Point Mayor, Parrish Tung says Mayor & Council are appreciative of the volunteers in the community that help operate and maintain the community recreational & cultural facilities and groups. “It is council’s goal to help eligible non- profit organizations with their financial needs. As such, council has decided to use MSI operating allotment from our provincial government to fund our goal. We know the non-profit organizations are an important part of our town, we would like to thank all volunteers for their effort to make our town ‘the right place to be’.”
Recreation Coordinator for the Town of Elk Point, Jena Colbourne explains the selection process was tough, “the Town has a policy in place, that was designed and approved in 2015. This policy was applied to the applications and successful candidates were chosen based on the policy.” The policy is available for the public on the Town of Elk Point’s website, elkpoint.ca at: http://files.townlife.com/public/uploads/documents/14378/6-1-15_Civic_Parternships__Community_Grants___Arts_and_Culture_Endowment_Fund.pdf
Successful Grants under the 2017 Funding
Approved August 28th, 2017 by Town of Elk Point Mayor & Council
- Elk Point Minor Ball $12,000
- Elk Point Golf & Country Club $6,800
- Elk Point Ukrainian Dance Club $2,000
- Elk Point Curling Club $2,000
- Paul Education Regional Division $2,000
The Town of Elk Point is notifying applicants for the 2018 cycle. The application deadline for the 2018 Community Enhancement, Arts & Culture Endowment Grant Program is May 16th at 12:00 pm.
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Ken Gwozdz says the selection process was tough and wants to remind all applicants to thoroughly read through the policy to ensure vital information is not forgotten when applying. “A lot of societies are adapting to the policy by providing financials and seeking out other grant funding to match or increase their overall funding,” Gwozdz thanks the societies for reading up on the policy and applying the current guidelines when applying.
The Town of Elk Point would like to thank the volunteers that work diligently to provide excellent recreational and cultural programming to our community. For more information on and/or assistance in applying for the Community Enhancement, Arts & Culture Endowment Grant Program. contact the Town of Elk Point Recreation Coordinator Jena Colbourne at 780-207-5898 or [email protected]. The 2017 deadline is May 16th at 12:00 pm at the Town of Elk Point Office, Box 448 Elk Point, AB T0A 1A0.