Grants help many large local organizations
As we head into the May long weekend and spend more time outdoors, I’m happy to report that Kirkfield Park has received over $ 200,000 in 2021 Green Team funding.
Urban and Local Green Team grants allow communities to hire youth aged 15 to 29 to work on community projects between May 1 and September 30. Nonprofits in Winnipeg and rural Manitoba are eligible to receive 100% of salary costs and $ 250 per post for support costs, while municipal governments receive 50% of salary costs and $ 125 per post for support costs, on a cost-sharing basis. The province is maintaining its 2020 funding level for green teams, which had doubled from 2019 to boost job creation among young people during the pandemic. Priorities for the 2021 summer season focus on community organizations and city governments that can provide full-time employment opportunities for youth, as well as projects that support COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.
These grants are a significant investment in our young people by helping them get involved in our communities and our parks while boosting their career prospects. The funding supports projects related to grounds maintenance, public education, building maintenance, office work and trails.
Local organizations receiving this funding include:
• YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg;
• St. James Assiniboia Minor Hockey Association;
• St. James-Assiniboia Minor Baseball Association;
• Association of Historical Museums of St. James-Assiniboia;
• Westwood Community Church;
• Baptist Church on Avenue Ness;
• Rotary Club of Winnipeg-Assiniboine;
• St. James-Assiniboia School Division; and
• Sturgeon Heights Community Center.
Thank you to everything these organizations do to keep our citizens healthy, engaged and active – it really makes a vibrant community.
Active and engaged communities are the result of dedicated individuals like KP Constituent John Lund, who donate countless hours of time to support, teach and mentor athletes. Congratulations to John Lund for receiving the 2021 International Coaching Recognition Award as part of Sport Manitoba’s annual Coaching Awards presentations earlier this year!
I also want to congratulate local curlers Kaitlyn Lawes, Jocelyn Peterman, Selena Njegovan and Shannon Birchard. They can’t come out of the same club, but they all live in Kirkfield Park and they represented Manitoba well at the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts earlier this year. Shannon Birchard will also represent Manitoba and Canada at the Beijing 2022 Olympics – it’s great to see the Kirkfield Park athletes take to the national and world stages.
Thank you to everyone in our community for working hard to protect each other. You can always contact me at [email protected] or 204-889-0540.
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Scott Fielding is the MPP for Kirkfield Park.
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