The Building Sustainable Communities (BSC) grant program supports not-for-profit organizations in realizing their community development goals. I had the pleasure of meeting with several community groups in the Southdale constituency this past winter to discuss their project ideas, provide letters of support, and inform them about the BSC application process. Four of these organizations received funding for their projects:
$75,000 to the Cross Country Ski Association of Manitoba to purchase grooming equipment for ski trails at the Windsor Park Nordic Centre;
$64,718 to Panda Bear Daycare Co-op Inc., to refurbish their play area into a natural outdoor playground;
$49,789 to the Southland Park Residents Association to build a new outdoor basketball and pickleball court; and
$27,000 to the Collège Béliveau Parent Advisory Council to refurbish their outdoor basketball court.
Green Team is another grant program that supports non-profit organizations who hire young Manitobans during the summer to work on community development projects.
I am proud to say that four community groups in the Southdale area have received a total of $45,907 through this program, which are: the Winakwa Community Centre, the Southdale Recreation Association, the Time 2 Play Early Learning Centre, and the Winnipeg Evangelical Free Church. Thank you to all community groups who submitted their projects to the BSC and Green Team grant funding programs this year!