South Shore Breaker

Lunenburg offers more emergency assistance funding

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The Municipali­ty of the District of Lunenburg has awarded a fourth round of funding support for notfor-profit organizati­ons that operate community facilities impacted by COVID-19 cancellati­ons.

Council recently awarded the Emergency Assistance Fund for Community Facilities to 55 organizati­ons for a total amount of $117,414.

The municipali­ty establishe­d an Emergency Assistance

Fund for Community Facilities to assist local groups and organizati­ons in addressing the financial hardship caused by the inability to host planned fundraisin­g events and activities during the Covid-19 crisis.

Applicants could apply for emergency assistance for fundraisin­g events and activities that were scheduled to take place during the applicatio­n period of Oct. 1, 2021 to March 31 but had to be cancelled because of pandemic restrictio­ns

“We continue to see hardship for these important community organizati­ons,” said Mayor Carolyn Bolivarget­son in a news release.

“Since introducin­g this program, the municipali­ty has donated a total of $439,820 to our community organizati­ons that operate community facilities. We hope this emergency funding will help these organizati­ons as we begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

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