Com­mu­nity Ini­tia­tives Fund dis­persed to six Swift Cur­rent groups

The Southwest Booster - - OPINION -

A to­tal of six Swift Cur­rent groups re­ceived a to­tal of $123,000 when Com­mu­nity Ini­tia­tives Fund grants were handed out through their Com­mu­nity Grant Pro­gram.

A quar­tet of Swift Cur­rent groups re­ceived $25,000 grants (the Cana­dian Men­tal Health As­so­ci­a­tion Swift Cur­rent Branch, the City of Swift Cur­rent for The Zone youth pro­gram, the Southwest Cri­sis Ser­vices for the Out­reach Sup­port Pro­gram for Males, as well as the Southwest New­comer Wel­come Cen­tre’s Lan­guage Ex­plor­ers Club). A $15,000 grant went to Sask­a­bil­i­ties for the Se­niors Ex­plor­ing Com­mu­nity, and the United Way Ac­tive Play af­ter school pro­gram re­ceived an $8,000 grant.

In ad­di­tion, four child­care pro­grams in the Southwest also re­ceived grant fund­ing. The Reno Ras­cals Early Learn­ing and Child Care in Con­sul was given a $15,520 grant for the Reno Ras­cals Af­ter School Pro­gram. The Her­bert Com­mu­nity Preschool re­ceived $4,266, while the Hodgeville Preschool Pro­gram re­ceived a $4,500 grant. A grant for $600 went to the Hazen­more Tot Spot.

In to­tal there were 151 grants worth $2.498 mil­lion dis­trib­uted through the Com­mu­nity Grant Pro­gram for ap­pli­ca­tions re­ceived for their Oc­to­ber 1 dead­line.

The Com­mu­nity Ini­tia­tives Fund is a Spe­cial Pur­pose Fund cre­ated by the Govern­ment of Saskatchewan through The Saskatchewan Gam­ing Cor­po­ra­tion Act. CIF re­ceives a por­tion of the net rev­enues from casi­nos Regina and Moose Jaw via the Saskatchewan Gam­ing Cor­po­ra­tion and dis­trib­utes those pro­ceeds to sup­port com­mu­nity-based projects through­out Saskatchewan.

They have dis­trib­uted more than $148 mil­lion to over 400 com­mu­ni­ties across the province since their es­tab­lish­ment in 1995.

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