City accepting applications for community grants

By Michael Joel-Hansen
January 11, 2019 - 2:00pm Updated: January 12, 2019 - 10:56am

Community groups in Prince Albert looking for some extra funds may have the opportunity to get some.

The application process for 2019 community grants is now open. Curtis Olsen, recreation coordinator for the City of Prince Albert, said the grants could help groups with some of their needs.

“If anyone has a project, or a new program they’d like to start or looking for some funding, the community grant program is there for these groups to have access to,” he said.

Groups looking to spend on capital projects will not be eligible for a grant, Olsen explained. 

The money for the community grant program comes to the city from the Sask. Lotteries trust fund. Only groups located in P.A. will be able to receive money from the local grant program.

In most years Olsen said they have received 30 to 40 applications for grants. The most any single application can receive is $12,000.

Once all of the applications are received, a committee will decide on which grants are approved, with final approval to come from city council. The committee is made up of two representatives from the city and seven people from community organizations. 

“We usually approve between 20, 25 projects, so we want to try to approve as many as we can,” Olsen said.

Applications will be accepted until Jan. 22. While electronic forms are preferred, those who cannot, submit their application electronically can drop it off in person at Margo Fournier Centre.

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