Lloyd gets grants

By Geoff Lee

June 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Several Lloydminster organizations have been awarded grants from Saskatchewan’s $4.6 million Community Initiatives Fund (CIF).
CIF supports initiatives that enhance the quality of life and wellbeing of people living throughout Saskatchewan with its Community Grant Program and Summer Grant Program.
More than 120 communities will benefit from these recently approved projects, announced on June 15.
“The Community Grant Program and Summer Grant projects improve access to physical activity, recreation, arts and cultural opportunities,” said Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Ken Cheveldayoff in a news release.
“The funds provided to communities across the province through the Community Initiatives Fund make a wonderful contribution to the quality of life enjoyed by Saskatchewan people.”
Father Gorman School from the Lloydminster Catholic School Division received a $9,000 community grant for youth sports and physical activity mentoring.
The Lloydminster Interval Home Society is the recipient of a $25,000 community grant for recreation and program support for its Lloydminster Community Youth Centre division.
CIF approved $3,527,668 through its Community Grant Program in support of 168 grants, for projects that contribute to the well-being of children and youth, families, and communities.
Additionally, 222 summer grant projects were approved totalling $1,115,891 to support camps and day programs, offering positive recreation, arts, culture, and learning opportunities for children and youth during the summer months.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Lloydminster received a $5,000 summer grant for its Summer Adventure Program.
The City of Lloydminster will benefit from a summer grant of $5,000 to run its Summer Fun 2017 Inclusive Programming.
The Lloydminster Public School Division was awarded a $5,000 summer grant for its Odyssey Summer Programs.
The Lloydminster Interval Home Society was presented with a $5,000 summer grant for its ‘Nothin’ but Sun’ Summer Program through its Lloydminster Community Youth Centre division.
The Saskatchewan communities that benefit from the total 390 approved CIF grants were selected from applications submitted for the community and summer grants programs by the Feb. 1 and April 1 deadlines.
“We acknowledge and appreciate the dedication and commitment of the many determined individuals providing essential programming in Saskatchewan,” said Tracey Mann, executive director of the CIF.
“The creativity and resilience of these communities strengthen our province and CIF is proud to provide its support.”
The CIF is a special-purpose fund created through The Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation Act and governed by a volunteer board appointed through the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport.

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