Two So­cial Econ­omy projects get fund­ing

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Mem­phr/ma­gog

The CLD of the Mem­phrem­a­gog MRC re­cently awarded $30,500 to two lo­cal en­ter­prises from its FDCEES funds. The Mai­son Soleil, in Pot­ton Town­ship, re­ceived $25,000 to put in place a per­ma­nent res­i­dence for four adults with in­tel­lec­tual dis­abil­i­ties. The com­plete sup­port ser­vices will be of­fered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will cover daily needs as well as so­cial in­te­gra­tion and com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties. The project will in­clude the cre­ation of a full time job and a part time job, and an in­vest­ment of al­most $600,000 in the re­gion.

The Coop de sol­i­darite de St-Eti­enne-de-Bolton, nick­named the Café du Vil­lage, re­ceived $5,500. In­au­gu­rated in 2011, it of­fers gro­cery prod­ucts, a bistro and a gath­er­ing place for lo­cal cit­i­zens. To keep the co­op­er­a­tive op­er­a­tional, or­ga­niz­ers now want to of­fer two more ser­vices: cater­ing and take-out meals. The fund­ing will help them re­ar­range the kitchen to be able to in­crease the pro­duc­tion of food, a ren­o­va­tion that will cost about $13,000.

Any­one look­ing for in­for­ma­tion about the Fonds de developpement et de con­sol­i­da­tion des en­treprises d’economies so­ciale (FDCEES) can visit the CLD web­site at www.cld­mem­phrem­a­gog.com .

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