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City ups community group funding

More money will be going to community groups in Grande Prairie next year. City council has decided to increase the 2019 budget approved in November by nearly $56,000.

In total, just under $4.35 million will be available. Mayor Bill Given says councillors reconsidered the benefits of the groups.

“The Community Group funding is a partnership between the City of Grande Prairie and local groups and agencies that provides immense value for our whole community. Through this funding we’re able to support community groups so they can use their expertise and knowledge to provide programs and services that meet our community’s needs and benefit the quality of life for all of our residents.”

The requests added up to $5.36 million, more than a million more than was doled out in 2018.

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The budget for 2019 includes a 4.1 per cent tax decrease, which won’t be affected by the funding change. Surplus funds with be used to cover the difference.

This year’s recipients are:
– Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grande Prairie and Area
– Broadway Live Broadway Ltd.
– Centre for Create Arts Society of Grande Prairie
– Community Futures Spark Incubator
– Disabled Transportation Society of Grande Prairie
– Elks Hall
– Grande Prairie Regional Innovation Network
– Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association
– Grade Three Reading Academy Society
– Grande Prairie and District Golden Age Centre
– Grande Prairie and District Victim Services Association
– Grande Prairie and Area Safe Communities Committee
– Grande Prairie Boys Choir
– Grande Prairie Council for Lifelong Learning
– Grande Prairie Live Theatre
– Grande Prairie Marching Band
– Grande Prairie Public Library Board
– Grande Prairie Sport Council
– Grande Prairie Street Performers
– Grande Prairie Technical Search and Rescue
– Grande Prairie Youth Emergency Shelter Society
– Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance
– Nitehawk
– Peace Libraries
– Peace Regional Independent Media Arts Association
– Peace Wapiti Speed Skating Club
– Prairie Gallery Society
– Reel Shorts Film Society
– Rising Above Society
– South Peace Regional Archives
– Spinal Cord Injury Association of Alberta
– St. Lawrence Community Support Association
– Visitor Information Centre

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