Province announces recreation grants
The Carbonear-Harbour Grace area has received $8,195 for community-based recreation programming through the community recreation development grant program.
The program helps offset the cost of delivering active-living programs to residents in small communities in the province.
The Town of Carbonear has received $4,730, while the Town of Victoria has benefited from a $3,465 investment.
“ This program is designed to help offset the cost of delivering recreation and active-living programs to residents in small communities, with populations less than 6,000,” said Recreation Minister Terry French.
“ This is part of the provincial government’s efforts to support municipalities and recreation committees, particularly those in rural areas, which encourage residents to live more active, healthy lifestyles.”
This year, the program is providing more than $576,000 to over 180 smaller communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador to enable people of all ages to participate in recreational and physical activity.
Carbonear-Harbour Grace MHA Jerome Kennedy welcomed the investment.
– Terry French, Recreation Minister
“As a government we are very fortunate to have great recreation volunteers in our communities and town councils which are supportive of recreational programming. These contributions will assist them with programs being offered to benefit all residents of the communities.”
Applications are considered based on their alignment with the priorities outlined in the province’s recreation and sport strategy, Active, Healthy Newfoundland and Labrador (2007).
These priorities include providing increased access to programming for all residents; making the best use of community facilities; building capacity within communities to deliver programming, and promoting the inclusion of traditionally under-represented groups, especially women and girls, seniors, Aboriginal people, and those with disabilities.
For more, visit www.tcr.gov.nl.ca/ tcr/sports/community_recreation_ development_grants.html.