Monday, May 08, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Capital Grants 2017

On Monday, May 8, City Council approved $455,000 in the form of direct cash grants and waiving of permits fees for the following local non-profit groups and organizations:

  • Canadian Mental Health Association - $45,000
  • Common Ground Community Development Corporation - $43,000
  • O'Brien Farm Foundation, Thimble Cottage - $32,000
  • St. John’s Tennis Association - $100,000
  • The Salvation Army - $175,000
  • Newfoundland Drive Community Multi‐Purpose Track & Field Project - $50,000
  • Shea Heights Community Centre Board - $10,000

Annually, the City invites applications from community groups seeking financial assistance to construct, expand and/or renovate a facility that meets a recreational, cultural or community service need. The goal of the grants program is to actively encourage the growth and stability of non-profit groups and organizations that to contribute to the general well-being of residents and the community.

Multiple factors are given careful consideration and review in determining which organizations to support and the size of each grant. Decisions are based on the ability of the organization to manage the operating costs, the availability of the facility to the public and how the project or organization is otherwise funded.