Elk Point Mayor & Council approves $9,500 in grant funding

Local Non-Profits Receive Funding from Town through MSI Operating Grant

The Town of Elk Point has approved funding requests from four (4) 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, Lorne Young, says the Town supports its non-profits and community groups through the grant. “All of our local organizations work hard to serve our community. We always wish we had more money to support them.”

The Town’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Ken Gwozdz, explained 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. 

Successful Grants under the 2018 Funding

Approved August 13th, 2018 by Town of Elk Point Mayor & Council

  • Elk Point Golf & Country Club $6,500
  • Elk Point Ukrainian Dance Club $1,250
  • Elk Point Curling Club $1,000
  • Elk Point Pickleball Club $750

 

The Town of Elk Point is notifying applicates for the 2019 cycle. The application deadline for the 2019 Community Enhancement, Arts & Culture Endowment Grant Program is July 16th, 2019 at 12:00 pm.

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 thanked 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 at 780-724-3810 or [email protected] The 2019 deadline is July 16th, 2019 at 12:00 pm at the Town of Elk Point Office, Box 448 Elk Point, AB T0A 1A0.

 

For more information visit the Town of Elk Point online at www.elkpoint.ca