To create strong neighbourhoods we must invest in their growth and renewal. Our government is ensuring that community organizations continue to thrive with grants through the Community Places Program.
This program funds non-profit community organizations looking to build, expand or upgrade. It targets organizations that make a real difference in their communities through recreational, cultural and wellness services. This year, Community Places will invest over $2.9 million into communities across Manitoba.
Three organizations in Fort Rouge were fortunate to receive Community Places grants.
At Earl Grey School, the parent advisory council received funding for the creation of an outdoor, amphitheatre-style classroom. The new classroom is part of a larger school beautification project they undertook to celebrate the school’s 100th anniversary. The school has already completed many improvements, including upgrading brickwork, planting new trees and shrubs and constructing limestone planters.
Little Lambs Christian Preschool will be using its Community Places grant to expand and renovate its facility. After serving our community for over 25 years, it is great to see Little Lambs continue to grow. I am so excited for the delightful children and committed staff to enjoy their new space.
The playground at Prairie Children’s Centres on Pembina Highway will also be renovated. It is so important that children have access to safe and modern play equipment, allowing them to get outside and stay active. With new features to explore, you know that the new play structure is going to get a lot of use from eager kids ready to adventure.
Thanks to Community Places, there are over 200 more projects like these happening across Manitoba. Each one is helping an organization transform their space for families to enjoy. I look forward to visiting Earl Grey School, Little Lambs Preschool and Prairie Children’s Centres later this year to see the progress they make on these wonderful projects.
For more information on provincial grants that might be available for your project, feel free to contact my office at 204-946-0272 or email us at Jennifer.Howard@yourmanitoba.ca