Provincial Money Available In Community Grants


The province has $66 million available in a couple of community grants for non-profit organizations.

Arts and Culture Minister Tanya Fir says both the Community Initiatives Program (CIP) and the Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) are about trying to build stronger communities.

“A wide range of projects from playgrounds to community halls, art centres, summer festivals and entertainment events. Anything related to arts, culture, heritage, sport or recreation, anything that builds community in these public use facilities is what these grants are intended for.”

Several local projects were supported by these grants last year, including the Peace River Art Club getting over $18,000 for art education and outreach programs.

Fir says these grant programs can help support local economies.

“A lot of these programs and the non-profits and organizations that put on these events, it’s about creating spaces and places where people can come and connect. If our government can support that in that regard in building arts and culture opportunities that everyone can enjoy that are affordable and accessible to everyone, then that’s a win for everybody involved.”

Information on how to apply for these grants can be found here.

You can listen to the full interview below.

– Kyle Moore, Trending 55 Newsroom